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Freedom From Fear/Yellow Bowl Project’ Exhibition & Talk

Setsuko Winchester’s “Freedom from Fear/Yellow Bowl Project” will be exhibited at FDR Four Freedoms State Park from Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14.

NEW YORK, April 6, 2019 — Four Freedoms Park Conservancy announces “Freedom from Fear/Yellow Bowl Project” by ceramic artist and journalist Setsuko Winchester will be exhibited at FDR Four Freedoms State Park on Friday, April 12-Sunday, April 14. The exhibit examines racial and cultural stereotypes during WWII and the relocation and imprisonment of Japanese Americans following FDR’s Executive Order 9066 in 1942.

In 2015, Winchester hand-pinched 120 yellow tea bowls, each representing 1,000 of the 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry who were forcibly detained in ten US concentration camps. Winchester traveled more than 16,000 miles as she traversed the country, photographing her tea bowls in situ at the sites of these former camps to illuminate this marginalized chapter in American history. 

“Art has a unique power to tell stories,” says CEO Howard Axel. “As steward of this architectural masterpiece designed by Louis Kahn, we are always looking for inspiring ways to connect visitors to human rights through programming; Ms. Winchester’s work does just that by capturing a moment in history and igniting a conversation about the four freedoms.”

The public is invited to join an artist-led talk and tour of the exhibition on Sunday, April 14 at 2:00pm, which will discuss the history behind Executive Order 9066, Winchester’s impetus for creating this project, and how we can learn from history.

For more information, visit: www.fdrfourfreedomspark.org



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