Public Art Registry
身在唐人街 身在唐人街/OCCUPYING CHINATOWN
Artwork has been removed.
Photo: Paul Wong
Haam Sui Fow Wun Goh Wah - Neon - photo by Paul Wong
Haam Sui Fow Wun Goh Wah - Painted Vintage Wood - photo by Paul Wong
Mother's Cupboard - Nally Front - Main Street Transit Shelter - photo by Paul Wong
Mother's Cupboard - Taster's Choice Jars - Hastings Street - Transit Shelter - photo by Paul Wong
Suk-Fong Nay Ho Mah - Transit Shelter - photo by Paul Wong
Mother's Cupboard - Six Taster's Choice Jars - Keefer Street - Transit Shelter - photo by Paul Wong
Suk-Fong Nay Ho Mah - Exhibition - photo by Paul Wong
Suk-Fong Nay Ho Mah - Mother's Cupboard - Exhibition - photo by Paul Wong
Suk-Fong Nay Ho Mah - Exhibition - photo by Paul Wong
Suk-Fong Nay Ho Mah - Exhibition - photo by Paul Wong
Suk-Fong Nay Ho Mah - Letters - Exhibition - photo by Paul Wong
Suk-Fong Nay Ho Mah - Mother's Cupboard Jars- Exhibition - photo by Paul Wong
Suk-Fong Nay Ho Mah - Mother's Cupboard - Exhibition - photo by Paul Wong
578 Carrall Street
Dr. Sun Yat-sen Classical Chinese Garden
Within the property of the Garden (various locations, mainly in the Scholar's Study and the 100 River Room), with the exception of the transit shelter and public art series (various transit shelter locations in Vancouver)
The artwork has been removed from this location.
Civic
2018
Mixed media (objects, film installations, prints, canvas scrolls, neon, paper, etc.)
Socially engaged art
No longer in place
City of Vancouver
Artist-Initiated Projects 2017
Description of work

Wong's year-long residency “身在唐人街/Occupying Chinatown” at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden was one of five projects commissioned as part of the Public Art Program's 2017 Artist-Initiated Public Call.

Artist statement

"身在唐人街/OCCUPYING CHINATOWN" was Paul Wong’s year-long artist residency at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden that launched in Spring 2018. As part of the residency Wong created a series of artworks based on 700+ letters in Chinese sent by 90 writers to his mother Suk-Fong Wong, as well as other familial artefacts such as her Chinese medicine collection and photos. The artist also presented a series of programs and workshops with other artists and community members that included a pride event, artist talks, and a series of Chinese herb and medicine workshops.

The letters and artworks were presented as part of his exhibition "淑芳你好嘛 /Suk-Fong Nay Ho Mah / Suk-Fong, How Are You?" at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in January 2019, and provided an account of China’s shifting cultural and political landscapes told through the personal perspectives of Wong’s family, offering a unique understanding of China’s transformation in the late-twentieth century. The project was also documented through the website www.occupyingchinatown.com and will include a forthcoming publication. The city’s Public Artwork “Saltwater City Vancouver/鹹水埠温哥华”now located in the alleyway of 475 Main street was also developed as part of Wong’s 身在唐人街/OCCUPYING CHINATOWN project.

 

 

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