身在唐人街 / OCCUPYING CHINATOWN
OCCUPYING CHINATOWN was Paul Wong’s year-long artist residency at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, and at the OCCUPYING CHINATOWN studo from March 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019. During this year-long residency, Wong created a series of multidisciplinary artworks based on 700 letters in Chinese sent by 90 writers to his mother Suk-Fong Wong from 1956 to 2016, and other ephemera.
This residency has evoked memories and loss for the generations of Chinese-Canadians who built a community within a segregated Chinatown. OCCUPYING CHINATOWN throughout the seasons also featured collaborative contemporary works of art in exhibition with various artists, and has engaged visitors and the community with diverse programming, workshops, performances, and events.
To see all of the works surrounding Occupying Chinatown visit: