City of Vancouver
Information Bulletin
April 13, 2018
New year-long artist residency, OCCUPYING CHINATOWN/身在唐人街 launches April 22
Past Meets Present at the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Classical Chinese Garden with Artist Paul Wong
On April 22, artist Paul Wong will launch a year-long residency, 身在唐人街/Occupying Chinatown, at the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Classical Chinese Garden to coincide with the City of Vancouver’s formal apology for the historical discrimination against Chinese residents in Vancouver. Wong will be creating a series of multidisciplinary artworks based on 700 letters in Chinese sent by 90 writers to his mother Suk-Fong Wong from 1946 to 2016. The residency will include exhibitions, screenings, collaborations with other artists, workshops, performances, events, a website and a book.
Occupying Chinatown is one of six new public art projects commissioned by the City of Vancouver through an invitation to artists to propose artworks for the city.
Occupying Chinatown is commissioned in partnership with the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Classical Garden #occupyingchinatown

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