Ten years after the nuclear disaster in Fukushima Daiichi, we are delighted to hold a solo exhibition by the Munich-based artist Robert Voit, who has been traveling to Fukushima year after year since the disaster, documenting its aftermath. At the same time, Robert Voit started to portray Mount Fuji. This show presents both facets of the Japanese present, the long-term consequences of the disaster and the timeless appearance of Mount Fuji.
Writes Pico Iyer in his essay for the catalog: "It is the rare artist who, contemplating the ruins after the tsunami, can see that in Japan especially, they represent only half the picture. The other half is that snow-capped peak, in memory or imagination, which never moves. To put the steadiness of Fuji against the flux of life (...): that seems to me just about the heart of Japanese existence.“