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Everyday Things (日常事物)
Photo: SITE Photography
Everyday Things by Paul Wong - photo by SITE Photography
578 Carrall Street
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Window facing Carrall St
Civic
2019
Mural
In place
City of Vancouver
Chinatown Mural Artist Call 2019
Description of work

This artwork is part of a series of murals in Chinatown, commissioned through the City's Chinatown Mural Artist Call 2019. In February 2019, the City invited proposals for temporary painted murals and digital printed artwork within Chinatown's public realm. In April 2019, proposals were shortlisted by a panel of art experts from Chinatown who have cultural knowledge of the neighbourhood's heritage, with four projects then recommended for commission.

Artist statement

“Everyday Things” consist of three four-month exhibitions featuring collages constructed from vintage children’s Chinese flashcards and antique English language books. The flashcards and books were intended to teach everyday words, phrases, and information to newly arrived workers from China.

「日常事物」是一個包括三個展覽﹑每個展覽為期四個月的藝術項目,內容包含一些由古舊的兒童中文閃卡及英語書籍拼合而成的圖像。這些閃卡和英語書籍原來的用途﹐是教授剛來自中國的工人日常使用的字句和向他們提供資訊。

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