Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Re: [Yasmin_discussions] artists and atoms:fission and fusion


I am in Texas for a meeting hence the brevity...but I thought Gabrielle
raised a great point that I'd be curious to hear more about. This is the
issue of art used to protest or promote or criticize various nuclear
programs. I am certain there is a great deal of this in the US context...but
I'd very much like to hear about or see examples of this in other national


On 6/16/09 7:00 AM, "Gabrielle Decamous" <g.decamous@googlemail.com> wrote:

> Dear all...
> As Roger mentioned India, I wanted to mention the politic and
> scientific interactions following India¹s nuclear programs, when
> Pakistan intended to develop its own nuclear arsenal in order to be
> able to compete. The Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan has
> also been convicted for selling blueprints of nuclear weapons to North
> Korea, Libya and Iran. The constitution of a black market of nuclear
> weapons between developing countries caused much worries in the West
> of course. Even out of the Cold War era, the tensions resulting in
> (modernistic) technological competition seems to continue developing,
> including national/local and international interests. In such a
> complex context, I would like to ask if art can be considered as
> relevant? And if yes, what type of art (does it have to extend nuclear
> criticism)?
> Gabrielle

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