Project Sunshine for Japan – Connecting Traces of Memory

The 100 posters of  Project Sunshine for Japan  will be presented along with an art exhibition “Connecting Traces of Memory” by Japanese contemporary artists Shinpei Takeda (Mexico) and Yumi Watanabe (Germany). Both having worked on themes of Hiroshima and Nagasaki for years, will mount a large scale installation about the psychological, historical and physical journey and correlation between Hiroshima – Nagasaki of 1945 to Fukushima of 2011. It works on a flashback of Japan’s history and creates insights into the current situation two years after the disaster in Japan and views of its future. These are views that are possible only from a distance in this form.

The purpose of this exhibition is to provide cross-cultural understanding. And the participation of various artists and designers from many cultures shows the different ways of dealing with disasters of this kind, which is very impressive. It enables a worldwide cultural exchange – as in the local and simultaneously an international network of young creative people and creative directors who are already established and the companies.

On March 9th 2013, from 6pm 100 posters of the “Project Sunshine for Japan” and the art installation “Connecting Traces of Memory” will be inaugurated with an exciting musical and literary evening performance.


The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue. The catalogue presents the award-winning posters for the first time in the form of a comprehensive publication and supplements them with numerous articles by international authors -from 15 countries in 13 languages- dealing in various ways with the three-fold disaster.
Kettler Publishing House_Spring2013

The exhibition will be presented in the Kulturort Depot (Cultural Center Depot) Dortmund and is supported by DEW21, the Cultural Office of the City of Dortmund, the Japanese Cultural Institute in Cologne, International Office of Technical University Dortmund, Sparkasse Dortmund, RICOH Deutschland GmbH, MDV Papier- und Kunststoffveredelung GmbH, the NW-Projekt Network-Advertising Production, and the Protestant Students Community Dortmund and Fine Art Print.

Project Sunshine for Japan – Connecting Traces of Memory
International Poster Exhibition and art installation

Mansoureh Rahnama,

Shinpei Takeda / Yumi Watanabe

Exhibition at the Kulturort Depot (Cultural Center Depot)
10th March to 21st March
WED-FRI  2pm to 7pm
SAT and SUN  11am to 7pm

SAT 9 March, 2013 at 6pm in the presence of some designers, writers and curators, book signing
prominent guests are expected. (Requested)

Kulturort Depot (Cultural Center Depot)
Immermannstrasse 29
D-44147 Dortmund
Tel: +49231900806

Information of the exhibition:
Mansoureh Rahnama
Mobile phone number: +49 179 43 92 352