January 19, 2019
Hall of One Hundred Rivers
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Using the year-long residency as a case study, an inclusive forum-style discussion took place around the implications of having an artist-in-residence at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver’s Chinatown. Participants spoke from the heart of how this residency impacted their artistic practices, and institutional programming.
Paul Wong invited other artists that had participated as part of the 身在唐人街 / OCCUPYING CHINATOWN residency. This included LAIWAN, whose work Movement for Two Grannies: Five Variations, was exhibited in the Scholar’s Study (July 13 to September 23, 2018). And Kendall Yan (Maiden China), who was one of the drag performers at Gender Roles Playing on Stage (August 1, 2018). Also on the panel was Tatiana Mellema, Public Art Planner with the City of Vancouver Public Art Program, and Vincent Kwan, Executive Director at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Chinese Garden. Debbie Cheung, Marketing and Communications Manager at the Garden, moderated the event.
A video recording of the Public Art Talk is available for online viewing: