The next is excerpted from Satisfaction in Chinatown.
Past Exclusion is Don Kwan’s first solo exhibition in Vancouver. Primarily based in Ottawa, Kwan is a queer third-generation Chinese language Canadian artist whose work is influenced by his upbringing in a family-owned restaurant in Ottawa’s Chinatown. He makes use of blended media, discovered objects, and sourced private textual content and images to discover questions of id, belonging, and place, reflecting on his household historical past whereas weaving intriguing tales concerning the Chinese language Canadian diaspora.
Past Exclusion brings collectively Kwan’s various physique of labor together with new site-specific installations. Within the exhibition opening on July 28, Kwan will carry out Altering the Stream of Exclusion to commemorate the a hundredth anniversary of his grandfather’s arrival in Canada from China by way of the port of Vancouver to Ottawa. Kwan’s brother, Edward, will host the opening as Ottawa’s legendary drag queen China Doll.
Don Kwan: Past Exclusion is offered by the Satisfaction in Artwork Society (SUM Gallery) in collaboration with On Most important Gallery and Dr. Solar Yat-Sen Classical Chinese language Backyard as a part of the Satisfaction in Chinatown pageant. The exhibition is curated by Debbie Cheung, Mark Takeshi McGregor, and Paul Wong. Don Kwan: Past Exclusion is generously funded by the BC Arts Council, Metropolis of Vancouver, and Deux Mille Basis.
Past Exclusion will run from July 28 to December 4 on the Dr. Solar Yat-Sen Classical Chinese language Backyard. To register for the free opening reception, click on right here.