Sneak peek of Mother’s Cupboard a new series coming soon to #busstop shelters in #vancouver #publicart #chinesemedicine #miraclewhip #sweetrelish #jars part of my year long artist residency @vancouverchinesegarden commissioned by City of Vancouver Public art program. #occupyingchinatown #popart
“Haam Sui Fow” (Salt Water City) is the Chinese (Cantonese) name for Vancouver. This neon commissioned by City of Vancouver and created as part of my #occupyingchinatown artist residency @vancouverchinesegarden is looking for a permanent site in #Chinatown . 16 sites have been selected please vote . The work is currently on exhibit at the Garden in the Scholars Study. Supported by Audain Art Foundation @paulwongprojects
The new #queer #yellowperil @loveintersections picking up copies of my 1990 #book #yellowperil:reconsidered #filmmakers #drag #artists #activist #occupyingchinatown #chinatown #vancouver. From @wikipedia Yellow Peril: Reconsidered was a contemporary Asian art exhibition that toured across Canada from September 8, 1990 to July 24, 1991. Curated by Paul Wong, Yellow Peril: Reconsidered was the third project out of a series of work that focused on “Asians in the New World”. The exhibition explored the diverse and multidisciplinary ways in which Asian communities within North America experience and understand heritage, identity, racial politics, gender and sexuality, and globalisation. Twenty-four artists were included in the six city tour, travelling through Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Halifax, Vancouver and Ottawa. The exhibition pieces focuses on new media such as photography, film and video. Often considered as “media of truth” the objective of the photographs, films and videos were to “re-present” history, and using new media as an alternative narrative to popular historical discourse surrounding Asian identity in North America. Yellow Peril: Reconsidered, was the first exhibitions which focused on Asian-Canadian identity, and the marginalization of Asian diaspora communities in Canada.
Yellow Peril: Reconsidered included twenty-five artists of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, and Vietnamese-Canadian descent. Artists included: Taki Bluesinger, Melanie Boyle, Anthony Chan, Benjamin Chou, Richard Fung, Jay Hirabayashi, Roy Kiyooka, Nobou Kubota, L’Amitie Chinoise de Montreal, Laiwan, Daisy Lee, Helen Lee, Brenda Joy Lem, Lui/Samwald, Chi Chung Mak, Nhan Nguyen, Marlin Oliveros, Midi Onodera, Chick Rice, Rubly Truly, Henry Tsang, Tamio Wakayama, Jim Wong-Chu, Jin-me Yoon, and Saryn Yuen.
Curator, Paul Wong is a Canadian award-winning multimedia artist, curator, and organizer of public interventions since the mid-1970s. Wong is known for his engagement with issues surrounding race, gender and sexuality.
August 24th, 2018 from 4:00 – 4:45 pm
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden (578 Carrall Street, Vancouver)
Join us in the Scholar’s Study as Paul Wong talks about the idea behind his “Haam Sui Fow Wun Goh Wah (Saltwater City Vancouver)” text piece and his year-long residency at the garden. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session. FREE (registration required @ Eventbrite)
OCCUPYING CHINATOWN is Paul Wong’s year-long artist residency at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden that launched in Spring 2018.
This residency will evoke memories and loss for the generations of Chinese-Canadians who built a community within a segregated Chinatown.
Summer exhibition: July 13 to September 23, 2018.
The first new site-specific work to be created as part of this residency is 鹹水埠溫哥華/Haam Sui Fow Wun Goh Wah (Saltwater City-Vancouver). These two text pieces acknowledge Chinatown’s Toisanese settlers, and are presented at the Garden: one “wooden” and the other neon.
In addition, there is an exhibition of LAIWAN’s film Movement for Two Grannies: Five Variations in the Scholar’s Study. This piece features two Chinese grannies engaged in a moment of intimate and affectionate friendship. #occupyingchinatown #art #neon #film #garden #artist #talk #chinese #language