Sep
23

Look Towards the Sun - Public Opening

By: Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
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Date And Time
Thursday, Sep 23 2021 - Thursday, Sep 23 2021
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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Look Towards the Sun - Public Opening
Thursday, Sep 23 2021 - Thursday, Sep 23 2021 , 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM

CA$0.00 - CA$30.00


Event Details

Look Towards the Sun is an artistic exchange between Lam Wong, a Chinese Canadian diaspora artist from Hong Kong and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, an artist of Cowichan and Syilx First Nations ancestry. All living beings and spirits are interconnected. We reside under the same sun. Creating reflection and dialogue on environmental concerns and the interconnectedness of place, people, and culture is at the essence of this exhibition. 

Yuxweluptun’s bold paintings unreservedly celebrate and assert Indigenous ways of living and being. His work shines a powerful light on Indigenous title, rights, and sovereignty on unceded territories. 

Wong’s expressive paintings and contemplations as an immigrant shape his practice as the artist-in-residence at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. This show includes a personal response to the horrific findings of the remains of 215 children buried at the Kamloops Indian Residential School, the school that Yuxweluptun is a survivor of. 

As communities combat the harmful impacts of anti-Indigenous and anti-Asian racism, we are reminded by Yuxweluptun and Wong to look towards the sun - to continually seek and reveal truth, to look within, to unlearn, to create connections, to reclaim, to restore, to more fully know who we are as individuals and nations.


The program of events will be as follows:

 

4:50pm – 5:10pm: Guests are welcome to arrive and enter through Carrall St (right across SUCCESS Care Home);

5:15pm – 5:45pm: Land acknowledgement, speeches from artists, curator and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden Executive Director Lorraine Lowe;

5:50pm – 6:10pm: Special performance by Don Chow

6:15pm: Guests will follow the artists and curator to the Hall of One Hundred Rivers to explore the exhibit


7:30pm: last entry time (both entrance and gate to the Garden will be closed)


5pm – 9pm: Bar service (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and mooncakes available for purchase on site


Some small scheduling changes may apply. We thank you in advance for your understanding.


This exhibit is the last from the Art Exchange Public Program: SOLIDARITY. For more information click here

 

For more information regarding Look Towards the Sun, click here


This exhibition is held on unceded, traditional and ancestral xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories. 

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Carrall Street 578

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