On view at Art in General until Saturday, July 13

Laurel Ptak: Chim↑Pom: Threat of Peace (Hiroshima!!!!!!) and Don’t Follow The Wind: Non-Visitor Center


Join us at Art in General for the opening of two concurrent solo exhibitions by esteemed international collectives Chim↑Pom and Don't Follow the Wind. At a moment when the United States is rearranging long-standing nuclear policies, these artists ask us to deeply contemplate the entwined historical, political, psychological and environmental impact of the nuclear from the perspective of its ongoing critical legacies in Japan. From Hiroshima to Fukushima, these two exhibitions negotiate the dire and entwined fate of a military technology turned consumer utility and ask us to reflect on the shared responsibilities of our past, current and future nuclear cultures.

Chim↑Pom was formed in Tokyo in 2005 by the six artists Ryuta Ushiro, Yasutaka Hayashi, Ellie, Masataka Okada, Motomu Inaoka, and Toshinori Mizuno. 

Don’t Follow the Wind (2015–20XX) is collective of artists and curators—Chim↑Pom, Kenji Kubota, Eva and Franco Mattes, Jason Waite—who confront the long-term crisis in Fukushima, Japan.