On 11 March 2011, the northeastern Japan was hit by the worst earthquake that has been recorded in the country ever. Following the tsunami and the nuclear accident at Fukushima resulted in a catastrophe of unimaginable proportions.
A year after the tsunami, Hans-Christian Schink several weeks in the affected region was underway. His series "Tohoku" combines usual silent photographs of scenes in which
destructive power of the wave sometimes only subliminally it transpired with a few, but all the more striking images that lead to the violence of the natural disaster directly before our eyes. Schink's work emerged from a residency in the Villa Kamogawa, Kyoto. In addition to this grant, Schink (* 1961 in Erfurt, studied at the Leipzig Academy) received numerous other national and international awards and scholarships. The series "Tohoku" will be released in March 2013 by Hatje Cantz Verlag as a book.
The sculptor and graphic artist Michiko Nakatani witnessed the event site and joined the crowd in a volunteer. Her work reflects the disaster not directly. She writes: "In my work life loss begins. Between being and not I am looking for ideas as I never saw. "Nakatani (* 1981 in Tokyo) studied at the Tama Art University in Tokyo and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden at Martin Honert sculpture, 2010 earned a diploma, has already received significant art prizes and lives in Dresden and Tokyo.
Opening on 26 January at 21 clock, we invite you and your friends are cordially.
It speaks Prof. Kai Uwe Schierz, Kunsthalle and Angermuseum Erfurt.
The artists will be present.