Showcasing the talent of Fehily Contemporary's artists
Ken + Julia Yonetani's Crystal Palace: The great exhibition of the works of industry of all nuclear nations is a bold and challenging response to the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster. Named after the grand building designed for the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London, the installation draws out the conflict between technological advancement and its costs and consequences.
The installation comprises a series of opulent green chandeliers that cast UV light. Constructed using specially sourced Uranium glass beads, each chandelier represents a country currently operating nuclear power stations. With the lights switched off, Crystal Palace emanates the haunting green glow of radiation.
As part of Melbourne Art Fair's Collector Pass program, there will be an exclusive cocktails in the dark party on Saturday 16 August from 7.30pm to 9.30pm, where drinks and supper will be illuminated only by the green glow of the installation.