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Thursday, April 5, 2012

KANTO

'Turning Around'

THE WATARI MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART


By TOMOHIRO OSAKI
Staff writer

Chim↑Pom, a collective of six intrepid young artists, is known for its guerrilla-art tactics and commentary on social taboos.

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"Red card" (2011). © 2011 CHIM↑POM; COURTESY OF MUJIN-TO PRODUCTION, TOKYO

Last year, the collective made several critical statements about the Fukushima No.1 power plant disaster. One of its members even went undercover at the power plant and managed to take a photo of himself standing in front of the third reactor holding up a referee's red card — the group's declaration of TEPCO "misconduct."

This exhibition highlights Chim↑Pom's work alongside that of several other social-commentary artists, including the "culture-jamming" duo The Yes Men; till July 8.

The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art; (03) 3402 3001; 3-7-6, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; Gaienmae Station, Tokyo Metro Ginza Line. 11a.m.-7p.m. ¥ 1,000. www.watarium.co.jp.

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