Mother’s Table (2020)

Paul Wong, 2020
Round table & 4 vintage 1950s chair
covered in custom designed digital printed textile with letters from Suk Fong’s father
Table centrepiece, arrangement of cooking utensils, knives, ceramic dishes, and table games: mahjong, dominoes

Museum of Vancouver
Nov 19, 2020 – Jan 2022

Mother’s Table (2020) was part of A Seat at the Table, Chinese Immigration and British Columbia at the Museum of Vancouver. A Seat at the Table explored historical and contemporary stories of Chinese Canadians in BC and their struggles for belonging. It looks to food and restaurant culture as an entry point to feature stories that reveal the great diversity of immigrant experience and of the communities immigrants develop. The exhibition is an opportunity to consider the contributions that Chinese migrants and their descendants have made to British Columbia, a province built from the interaction of successive and concurrent waves of migration and uninterrupted occupation by Indigenous peoples.