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Detail XII

Detail XII

Artist: Thomas Demand (German b. 1964)
Date: 2012
Medium: pigment print
Dimensions:
Frame: 24 1/2 × 20 in. (62.2 × 50.8 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Chip and Lara Leavitt, 2017
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2017.20.3
Description
A detail from the artist’s 2011 photograph “Kontrollraum” (control room), this composition emphasizes the completely banal appearance of a facsimile of the control room of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, quieltly implying that danger does not always appear threatening. Four reactors were damaged at that site in first few days after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and large tsunami on March 11, 2011. Though most other reactors in the area were unaffected, the accident resulted in the release of significant radioactivity.
Not on view