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After the deluge: Artist Aono Fumiaki on art as restoration

Summer Exhibition 2016

Published 15 August 2016

In this video, artist Aono Fumiaki talks about his work born out of the wreckage of Japan’s 2011 tsunami, on show in this year’s Summer Exhibition.

  • “The problem was not the disaster. It was how we were going to rebuild our lives afresh.”

    Artist Aono Fumiaki lives in the Sendai area of Japan, which was hit by the massive tsunami of 2011. In this video, he talks about the art that he made in response to this devastating natural disaster, and the importance of restoration or “re-birth” in his work.

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    Aono Fumiaki

    The Japanese artist talks about the work that he made following Japan’s devastating tsunami in 2011.