Three Exhibitions to See in New York this Weekend

By Gabriela Angeleti and Vanessa Thill

The Art Newspaper features Alice Miceli: Projeto Chernobyl in its weekly "Three to see" roundup.

From Lempicka’s first US show in more than six decades to Jacolby Satterwhite’s intimate and immersive environment...

What does radiation look like? The exhibition Alice Miceli: Projeto Chernobyl at the Americas Society (until 25 January 2020) presents 30 images that the Brazilian artist captured of the material using a method she invented involving autoradiographic techniques and pinhole cameras. Miceli captured the images from 2006 to 2010 in some of the most contaminated areas of the Chernobyl exclusion zone in Ukraine and developed them through a months-long process in an abandoned hospital in the area. The haunting black-and-white images, which are mounted in a light box and viewed in a pitch-black gallery, suggest sinuous trails of smoke within misty backdrops. The project captures what is normally invisible to the naked eye and conventional photography to document the enduring environmental contamination of the 1986 disaster at the Chernobul nuclear plant. In an introductory video, the artist says she began the project out of an interest in recording places that news coverage has forgotten about, or places that are no longer “en vogue”...

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