Archive for April 2011
Robin Maddock’s book ‘Our Kids Are Going to Hell’ was exhibited this April in Arty Farty Gallery, Cologne, curated by Alexander Basile. Unfortunately, Trolley couldn’t be there but here are the pictures…
Today is the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl, but have we really learnt anything? Now is your chance….
CHERNOBYL 25 YEARS ON
“Chernobyl – The Hidden Legacy”
Photography and texts: Pierpaolo Mittica (Trolley, 2007)
Texts by: Dr. Rosalie Bertell, Naomi Rosenblum, Wladimir Tchertkoff
What have we learned from Chernobyl as we approach its 25th anniversary, especially in the light of Japan’s current nuclear meltdown at Fukushima? As the nuclear energy debate is reignited, opinion is divided as ever. The world’s leading scientists give conflicting theories but who do we believe? And more importantly, who can we trust? This book concentrates on the HIDDEN LEGACY of Chernobyl, the cover-ups by UN organisations, the fraudulent pact beween the World Health Organisation and the International Agency for Atomic Energy, and the pioneering cure for radiation in children that was denied so they could be human ‘guineapigs’ to the effects of radiation. ‘Chernobyl – The Hidden Legacy’ by Pierpaolo Mittica was published by Trolley in 2007. Mittica, a dentist from Spilimbergo in Italy where the children of Chernobyl still go on holiday, spent over four years visiting the area around the nuclear power plant, studying all available scientific research and documenting what he saw through photography. His striking black and white images show the lives of those people still living in the exclusion zone around Pripyat, and in 2006 were chosen by the Chernobyl National Museum of Kiev in Ukraine for the official exhibition for the 20th anniversary of the disaster. For the 25th they have been chosen by the Fotografiska photography museum in Sweden, which will run from April 1st to May 1st in Stockholm. The book meanwhile includes essays by leading scientists Dr Rosalie Bertell and Wladimir Tchertkoff, revealing the UN agency cover-ups, and the true cost of the legacy of Chernobyl.
The irony is not lost that with the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl looming, the smoking chimneys at Fukushima act as a reminder to us all the potential legacy nuclear energy gives us. In the 1960s the U.S. Government told their people that their atomic energy plants were completely safe as they had the very best equipment and safety procedures that were beyond reproach. After Three Mile Island at Pennsylvania in 1979, the Russians came to look at the site and told their people it could never happen in Russia as they had different equipment and better safety procedures. After Chernobyl, The Japanese came to look at the site and told their people it could never happen in Japan as they had different equipment and better safety procedures. After Chernobyl, The Japanese came to look at the site and told their people it could never happen in Japan as they had different equipment and better safety procedures….Where does this leave the world and nuclear energy today?
Alixandra Fazzina’s A Million Shillings – Escape from Somalia exhibition at the National Museum of Kenya
Alixandra Fazzina presented A Million Shillings – Escape from Somalia at The National Museum of Kenya in Nairobi. Sadly Trolley could not be there but here are the pictures….
CNC features A Million Shillings – Escape from Somalia exhibition at the National Museum of Kenya in Nairobi
A Million Shillings – Escape from Somalia by Alixandra Fazzina is being exhibited at The National Museum of Kenya in Nairobi and is featured on CNC…..
Alixandra Fazzina will be exhibiting her photographs from A Million Shillings – Escape from Somalia at the National Museum of Kenya in Nairobi from 4pm on Friday 15th April 2011. If you happen to be in Nairobi, go along…..
Here is the ‘Crosses’ shrine created by Gigi in the window of Trolley during the Pope’s visit to the UK by Chien-Chi Chang, photographer of The Chain……
Mexico City in April means the city is full of purple jacaranda trees, lining the streets, and including the garden of the house.
First stop – finding wood for the base of Juliana’s Pull Up sculpture. Naturally enough a trolley is the only way to roll…
Trolley Gallery are pleased to announce their participation at this year’s ZONA MACO fair in Mexico City. We will be located in the New Proposals section at booth NP16 with a two artist presentation of work by Laureana Toledo (Mexico) and Juliana Cerqueira Leite (Brazil).