A Call for Peace: Iri and Toshi Maruki’s Hiroshima Panels & Artifacts from the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, A Call for Peace presents six of the 15 Hiroshima Panels by Iri and Toshi Maruki and artifacts collected from the detonation sites lent by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. The Marukis, Nobel Peace Prize nominees in 1995, produced the paintings over 30 years and were the subject of the 1986 Academy nominated documentary Hellfire: A Journey from Hiroshima. The panels represent recollections from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, “where hell and the modern age fused in August 1945.” These impressive pieces are famous throughout Japan and have been exhibited in more than 20 nations worldwide. 

On Thursday, October 8th at 6pm, Butoh artist Sara June (MAG) and sound artist Max Lord will present an original score, Peacock in the Stone Gallery exhibition space at Boston University. June and Lord developed the work using Butoh-fu, a method unique to the postmodern dance form Butoh which was developed in post-World War II Japan. The originator of Butoh, Tatsumi Hijikata, used Butoh-fu as a way to stimulate his dancers' movements and their relationship to space through the use of evocative text and imagery. As in the Hiroshima panels, Hijikata used grotesque form to translate states of unconsciousness into consciousness. 

A Call for Peace: Iri and Toshi Maruki’s Hiroshima Panels & Artifacts from the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki from September 10th - October 18th.takes in the Stone Gallery at the Boston University College of Fine Arts

Find more information at: http://www.bu.edu/cfa/a-call-for-peace/