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