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'CHERNOBYL PAPERS' by New Scenario, an online group exhibition inside the core zone of the Chernobyl disaster

On 26 April 1986, reactor 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded, causing the world’s largest nuclear disaster to date. 35 years later, New Scenario went into the exclusion zone for 5 days with 39 drawings by international artists to create an off site art exhibition as a poetic encounter with the intangible. The drawings are testimony to individual artistic confrontations with the tragic accident and were installed and documented amidst the haunting chaos of abandoned buildings, thriving nature and radioactive junk. They will remain there forever – contaminated and rotting – but can be seen forever online on newscenario.net.

CHERNOBYL PAPERS is New Scenario’s ninth exhibition project and a consequent step in exploring extraordinary and narrative spaces beyond the white cube to redefine the limits of artistic and online exhibition making.

Release Date: April 23, 2021 (Chapter 1) / April 30, 2021 (Chapter 2)

Michiko Nakatani, Ian Swanson, Maren Karlson, Francesca Landi, Stine Deja, Michael Bussell, Aline Bouvy, Paul Waak, Tobias Spichtig, Keren Cytter, Inci Furni, Teresa Schönherr, Nschotschi Haslinger, Elin Gonzalez, Timur Si-Qin, Vitaly Bezpalov, Jakub Hošek, Matt Lock, Paul Barsch, Spencer Longo, Pentti Monkkonen, Alexander Endrulat, Beth Collar, Nunzio Madden, Tea Strazicic, Bernhard Holaschke, Tilman Hornig, Linda Reif, Viktor Timofeev, Philip Hinge, Hannah Rose Stewart, Kevin Kemter, Bernd Imminger, Phung-Tien Phan, Nuno Patrício, Sylbee Kim, Anna Slama, Marek Delong, Joep van Liefland, Eunsae Lee

Concept & Curation: New Scenario

Music: Gajek & New Scenario

Documentation: Paul Barsch & Tilman Hornig

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