The Atomic Salon

Guest Artist

Jun 08 – Jul 01, 1982

Larry Fuente

Angel, 1983

Description


"Thus do all states face each other now: they presuppose bad intentions on their neighbor’s part and good ones on their own. The so-called armed peace, as it prevails in every country at present, is that disquieted disposition which trusts neither itself nor its neighbor and, half from hatred, half from fear, will not lay down its arms."
Friedrich Nietzche circa 1870*


The atomic salon is a group exhibition co-sponsored by Ronald Feldman fine arts and the village voice. Over 40 artists from the United States and abroad will exhibit work which expresses their concern about nuclear weapons production. The show includes paintings, sculpture, and photographs depicting their visions of the nuclear age. This exhibition includes a generous loan of recently executed drawings by atomic bomb survivors of Hiroshima and nagasaki.*


The village voice will publish a special issue on nuclear war to appear on the newsstands June 9th. Photographs of the art work in this exhibition will be reproduced in this issue of the voice which coincides with the opening of the second special session on disarmament at the United Nations. Les levine will design a work for the newspaper’s cover and poster.

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Sandy Skoglund

Radioactive Cats, 1980

Sandy Skoglund

Radioactive Cats, 1980

John Alexander

Darwin's Dream's, 1982

Don Leicht

Your Space has been Invaded, 1982

R. Donley

On Target, 1980

Larry Fuente

Pandora's Box, 1982

Larry Fuente

Angel, 1983

Larry Fuente

Mutant from Pandora's Box, 1982

Larry Fuente

Mutant from Pandora's Box, 1982

Jack Goldstein

Untitled, 1982

Ira Joel Haber

June Box, 1972

Les Levine

Mind, 1982

Kim MacConnel

Affordable, 1981

Robert Morris

Restless Sleepers/Atomic Shroud, 1981

Tim Rollins

with 20 kids form the South Bronx Hypocenter: South Bronx, 1981-1982

George Segal

Machine of the Year, Time Magazine Cover Jan 3, 1983, 1982

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