Teardrops That Wound: The Absurdity of War | KUOW News and Information
  • MAY 31, 2017 - MAY 20, 2018
  • Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Seattle
  • May 31, 2017 to
    May 20, 2018
  • Category: Art & Museum Exhibits

Event Details

  • May 31, 2017 to
    May 20, 2018
  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 0-$17.00
  • Free First Thursdays for all; otherwise 5 & Under Free; Age 5-12 $10; 13-18 $12.50; Srs $15. Closed Mon.
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Venue

  • Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
  • 719 South King Street
  • Seattle, WA 98104
  • (206) 623-5124
  • http://www.wingluke.org

Event Description

In this thoughtful, moving exhibition, curator SuJ’n Chon weaves together the work of Asian Pacific American artists who deconstruct and transform the imagery of war, revealing its inanity and deflating its destructive weight. Portland-based artist Yukiyo Kawano creates a life-sized replica of “Little Boy,” the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima, using delicate kimono silk and strands of her own hair. Phong and Sarah Nguyen’s multi-media installation “Break Into Blossom” explores an alternate history in which “Little Boy” fell harmlessly to earth instead of launching the nuclear age. Patrick Nagatani’s intensely staged photographs reveal unseen layers of the American West’s atomic legacy. Active-duty staff sergeant Thomas Dang’s “Bombs Away” conflates the ugliness of biological weapons with the strange beauty of pathogenic organisms, held within transparent bomb/tear-shaped vessels, suspended over a mirrored floor. Noa Batle re-imagines plastic green toy soldiers as private citizens in his series, “Domestic Soldiers.”

Event presented by:

  • Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
  • (206) 623-5124
  • visit@wingluke.org
  • http://www.wingluke.org