MARQUETTE, Mich.—There will be an artist’s talk and opening reception for the new art exhibit, “Hirokazu Fukawa: A Thought at the Edge of the Continent: Manchuria to Siberia 1942-1947,” at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26 at Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum. There will also be an artist’s talk at 4:30 p.m. in room 165 of the Art and Design Building. 

            This new exhibit focuses on the story of Fukawa’s father, who was a sniper in the Japanese army during World War II. Near the end of the war, his commander replaced each soldier’s gun with a land mine and ordered them to suicide bomb an enemy tank. No tank approached and when the war ended, Fukawa’s father was sent to a prisoner-of-war camp in Siberia.

            Fukawa’s art creates a riddle for the viewer to explore the connections of his father’s story to modern suicide bomber attacks. 

            This exhibit will run from Friday, Feb. 26 until Sunday, April 4. The DeVos Museum is open Monday through Wednesday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday noon – 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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February 18, 2010