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The Hiroshima Panels: Pioneer Works | Eiko + Koma
The Hiroshima Panels: Pioneer Works
photo by Cecilia Mezulic

The Hiroshima Panels: Pioneer Works

For the Nov. 13, 2015 opening of the  Hiroshima Panels by Iri and Toshi Maruki at Pioneer Works, Eiko performed her solo in honor of the Hiroshima Panels and their creators.
Japanese-style painter Iri Maruki, born in Hiroshima, and Western-style painter Toshi Maruki, went into Hiroshima city just three days after the bombing. They decided to paint the panels together, which illuminate the human experiences of the Atomic Bomb and spent 30 years painting the fifteen Hiroshima Panels, six of which were on display at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Several atomic bomb survivors from Hiroshima were in attendance at the event.

Special Thanks to Gabriel Florenz at Pioneer Works, and Kathleen Sullivan and Robert Croonquist of Hibakusha Stories for the invitation

Photos by Cecilia Mezulic