Gamma radiation is invisible to the naked eye and to traditional methods of photography that have been used to document the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone’s ruins. With her innovative radiographic technique, the artist makes the destructive energy visible via direct contact between the radiation and her film, which was exposed in the region for months at a time.
Alice Miceli: Projeto Chernobyl unearths the layers behind nuclear disaster—a continuous threat to human and environmental safety. Miceli questions the military, economic, and political contexts of damaged landscapes like the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, inviting a confrontation of the history of our society.
The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated publication including an interview between the co-curators and the artist.
Associated public programs include:
- an artist talk with Alice Miceli
- a panel discussion with Ivy Meeropol, Adriana Petryna, Yasufumi Nakamori, and moderated by César Rodríguez-Garavito
- a panel discussion with Milagros de la Torre, Kristen Lubben, Thyago Nogueira, and moderated by Diana Flatto
- a film screening of La Supplication
Alice Miceli: Projeto Chernobyl is on view at Americas Society (680 Park Avenue New York, NY 10021) through January 25, 2020. Open from Wednesday-Saturday, 12 – 6 pm. Free admission. Curated by Gabriela Rangel and Diana Flatto.