Amnesia Atómica NYC, presented by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and Times Square Arts, brought artist Pedro Reyes’ inflatable mushroom cloud sculpture, ZERO NUKES, to Times Square May 17-24, 2022.
ZERO NUKES served as the centerpiece for Amnesia Atómica NYC, an exposition and call to reduce the dangers of nuclear weapons, which included a series of public programs and events throughout the city designed to spotlight the work of activists, artists, and organizations involved in non-proliferation and disarmament.
Amnesia Atómica was curated by Pedro Alonzo, who specializes in ambitious artworks in public spaces. Inspiration for Amnesia Atómica was sparked at an incubator created by N Square, a network of innovators committed to ending the nuclear threat.
A two-day Mobilization Expo, organized by the Bulletin, showcased artists, activists, and organizations offering hands-on activities, VR experiences, information booths and merchandise to engage those passing through Times Square.