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𝑮𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅 𝒁𝒆𝒓𝒐 (2023)



Kyoto Art Centre Co-Program 2023
Curated by Maya Erin Masuda @maya__erin
Organised by KYOTO ART CENTER @kyotoartcenter

Dates: 11th of Nov - 10th of Dec, 10:00-20:00
Opening: 11th of November

Artists : Iden Sungyoung Kim @idenskim , Maya Erin Masuda @maya__erin , Celeste Viv Ly @virtio.djvu , Yukasa Narisada @yukvsv , Rui Yamagata @sirome_sirome

Talk Guests : Lucia Pietroiusti @luciapietroiusti_ , Susan Schuppli @susan_schuppli and Taro Igarashi



Ground Zero is a term originally utilised to describe the site of a nuclear explosion or rocket detonation. The term, which has been used since the Manhattan Project, has been appropriated today to describe the loss of a bright future and the "empty space" that came at a cost.

The recent wars and invasions seen on the earth has not only caused massive human suffering, but has also left behind enormous consequences including the contamination of forests, land, and animals through the use of weapons of mass destruction. What has been lost is not only physical and material. International rejection and cancellation has resulted in the disappearance of specific local cultures and histories from the complex web of relationships in human memory and cyberspace. Here, the "geotrauma" is expanding from the physical world of topography to form a void in the intangible realm of culture and memory.

By investigating how the latest technology such as satellite surveillance or nuclear energy contributed to this new form of biopolitics, the exhibition considers the material/immaterial void spaces created in these peripheries as the new ground zero of our time, and collectively share the memory of this trauma.

Supported by Kuma foundation @kuma_foundation , Sasakawa Foundation
Corporation by Tokyo University of the Arts @tokyo_geidai
Graphic by Harumichi Nakamura @speedykaisok02
photos by Takuya Matsumi 



























Ground Zero Talk: with Lucia Pietroiusti @luciapietroiusti_
on Material Witness and investigateve artistic practices


Ground Zero Talk: with Susan Schuppli @susan_schuppli
on Geotrauma and ecological art

Ground Zero Talk: with Taro Igarashi
on the politics of more-than-human trauma



















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