The Nuclear Culture Source Book - the exhibition catalogue from Bildmuseet, Sweden available to buy at Museum Bookstore

The Nuclear Culture Source Book

Regular price £24.95

'A book like The Nuclear Culture Source Book is not going to make us feel better about the future of the world but it might at least enable us to face it with a better informed and clearer head. I highly recommend that you browse the publication if you get a chance' - We Make Money not Art

Ken + Julia Yonetani, Crystal Palace, 2013. The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nuclear Nations

This fascinating book, the companion book to an exhibition at Sweden's Bildmuseet contains artworks and essays that attempt to respond to the current nuclear age and that address issues such as the Chernobyl and Fukushima accidents; the long term effects of the fallout from weapon testing and the occasional leaking of nuclear waste repositories.  

Building on four years of research into nuclear culture by the book's editor, Ele Carpenter, The Nuclear Culture Source Book features contributions by over 60 artists such as Dave Griffiths, Hilda Helstrom, Martin Howse, Pierre Hughye, Miyamato Katsuhiro, Yoi Kawakubo, Yves Klein, Yelena Popova, Susan Schuppli, Taryn Simon, Smudge Studio, Shimpei Takeda and Kota Takeuchi. 

Accompanied by a series of outstanding and informative essays by international writers including: Peter C. van Wyck, Gabrielle Hecht and Susan Schuppli the book discusses everything from the spontaneous nuclear fission of an uranium deposit in Gabon two billion years ago to Sweden's role in forcing the Soviet Union to announce the Chernobyl disaster.

  • Author: Ele Carpenter
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Date published: September 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1911164050
  • Product Dimensions: 24.9 x 18.0 cm