The exhibition of posters “Chernobyl 30 + Fukushima 5” has been opened at Ermilov Center for Contemporary Art in Kharkiv.

This exhibition marked the beginning of various events to be held around the world. Posters presented by the leading artists from Germany, Japan, Ukraine, the Czech Republic and Poland will then be exhibited in Norway, France, Germany and Poland.

This year, mankind commemorates two tragic dates associated with the accidents at nuclear power plants.

The 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster and the 5th anniversary of the accident at the Japanese Fukushima are inextricably linked to the chain of relations "man - the scientific and technological progress - the planet Earth." Both accidents served as a powerful impetus to the understanding of global environmental problems and ways of energy development.

Artists and designers from different countries presented the posters that reflect their vision, thoughts and feelings about the events that occurred in Chernobyl and Fukushima.

The works of artists are imbued with a deep concern for the life on our planet, and push for a responsible attitude towards the environment and the "peaceful atom."

It is worth noting that this is the first poster exhibition in the framework of the European Action Week: For the Future after Chernobyl and Fukushima.  It will work in Kharkov until April30.