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12 Feb. 2022

Online Book Launch and Discussion - Occupying Chinatown by Paul Wong


Art Metropole, in collaboration with Vtape and the Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival, is pleased to present an online book launch for Paul Wong’s Occupying Chinatown on Saturday February 12 at 5PM EST / 2PM PST. Please join us for an artist talk by Paul Wong and discussion with Deanna Wong, Executive Director of Reel Asian.

Book Launch: Occupying Chinatown by Paul Wong from Art Metropole on Vimeo.

Published by On Main Gallery, this beautifully detailed, limited edition hardcover book, fully bilingual in English and Simplified Chinese, focuses on several of Wong’s major artworks exploring Chinese Canadian identity and his engagement with Vancouver’s Chinese communities. With full colour photos and documentation of Wong’s artwork as well as three original essays, Occupying Chinatown is an evocative exploration of language, amnesia, and cultural displacement, inspired by 900 letters sent to Suk-Fong Wong, Paul Wong’s mother, over the course of 65 years.

All registrants will also be given special Vimeo links to the 3 videos that are part of the Occupying Chinatown project – Ordinary Shadows, Chinese Shade (1989), Mother’s Cupboard (2020), and Chinese Only Television Bumpers (2019) – that can viewed before or after event.

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