No Motherland Without You

No Motherland Without YouImages of North Korea by Tom Wagner

February 17–March 16, 2017

The De Pree Art Center and Gallery at Hope College is hosting the exhibition, “No Motherland Without You: Images of North Korea by Tom Wagner” from February 17 to March 16, 2017. 

Additional events will include the artist’s talk and opening reception on Friday, Feb. 17, at 4 p.m. at the De Pree Art Center and Gallery.

The public is invited to the exhibition and the related events. Admission to each is free.

Questions of propaganda and what is knowable are at the center of Tom Wagner’s documentary projects. His photographs explore the impact of place and time on his subjects, not seeking answers but an entrance for viewers to create their own narratives and seek answers to questions they find within. In this exhibition, Wagner presents North Korea as a place of looking, of guessing, not knowing, of watching, and of being watched. It is the tourist equivalent of the biggest roller coaster, the fear and exhilaration of having done it and gotten away, to learn more about yourself and your presumptions of others than the place where you stand.   

Additional sponsors of this year’s gallery program include 40 Visuals and the Hope College Patrons for the Arts.

The De Pree Art Center and Gallery is located at 160 E. 12th St., on Columbia Avenue at 12th Street. The gallery is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.