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Zero Project Hawaii

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University of Hawaii Art Gallery
Fall 2006

November 5 – December 13, 2006
Hours: M – F 10:30 – 4:00
Sundays 12:00 – 4:00

Opening Reception:
Sunday, Nov. 5, 2:00-4:00 pm

Commemoration and Closing:
Burning of the Zero Airplane
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 1:00-4:00

Art Auditorium
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Department of Art & Art History

Aaron Kerner, curator, speaks about the exhibition
Sunday, Nov. 5, 1:00 pm

Binh Danh, artist in Reconstructing Memories, speaks about his work and unusual techniques.
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 7:30 pm

Panel Discussion:
Importance of Story-Making
Co-sponsored by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 7:00-8:30 pm
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
Manoa Ballroom, 5th Floor

Kaili Chun, artist;
Aaron Kerner, curator
Mariko Miho, Vice President of Marketing and Donor Services, Hawaii Community Foundation
Katsushige Nakahashi, artist
Warren Nishimoto, Director, Center for Oral History

Reconstructing Memories appropriately considers issues of history and memory at a location that witnessed the most catastrophic event in the 20th century history of our nation. The exhibition confronts core issues of constructing historical narratives and addresses the obscuring of cultural and personal memory. Twelve artists from Hawaii, Japan and the U. S. mainland will explore issues involved in the human tendency to purge the personal burden of memory of catastrophic events for the perceived benefit of the next generation. For the artists, Reconstructing Memories becomes a strategy for recreating family or collective history.

The exhibition will close on December 13th with the burning of artist Katsushige Nakahashi's full-scale photographic reproduction of a Japanese Zero that participated in the bombing of Pearl Harbor and crash landed on Niihau. The burning will commemorate the anniversary of the pilot's death on the island, a little known incident of World War II.

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An exhibition catalogue is available with essays by Aaron Kerner, curator. Catalogue includes essays and biographical data on the artists and color illustrations. 56 pages. 40 color illustrations.