New Art Exhibit to Spark Cultural Dialogues between the East and the West
Investigation of Things now open at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
January 23, 2020, Vancouver, BC — Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, in collaboration with the Shang Foundation for Art, is pleased to announce the opening of Investigation of Things 格物. An ancient Chinese phrase to describe the study of the nature of the world, this exhibition focuses on how two different cultures observe, study, and understand individual items and objects, and how they fit into the world around us.
A multimedia art exhibition, Investigation of Things is curated by the Garden’s Artist-in-Residence, Lam Wong. He is joined by Steven Dragonn, an independent curator, founder of Canton-Sardine and instructor at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. It is the first edition of the Canada-China Art Exchange for Young Emerging Artists (CCAEE, 加中青年藝術家提名展).
“We are thrilled to be a part of the Canada-China Art Exchange for Young Emerging Artists,” says Martha Nelson, Marketing Manager of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. “This second installment of Lam Wong’s year-long residency with the Garden brings to the forefront discussions of culture exchanges and art, two fundamental tenets of this organization. We look forward to the discoveries and dialogues that will ensue.”
Through CCAEE, five influential critics, curators, artists, and professors in China and Canada nominated ten emerging artists from the two countries to participate in this exhibition. Their different works showcase distinct cultural methodologies, and how these impact our view of the world.
“We are very excited to be involved in Investigation of Things, and we look forward to the ongoing work of our partners in this exhibition,” a statement issued by the Shang Foundation for Art.
Investigation of Things is now open at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, until March 21, 2020. To learn more, visit https://vancouverchinesegarden.com/experience/exhibitions/investigation-of-things/
About Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is a cultural heritage site and registered museum in the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown. The Garden is operated by Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden Society of Vancouver, a non-profit charitable organization, under an agreement with the Vancouver Park Board. www.vancouverchinesegarden.com
About the Shang Foundation for Art
Established in 2018, the Shang Foundation for Art aims to promote contemporary Canadian art, as well as the academic exchanges between China and Canada, especially encourage young artists from China and Canada to show their talents and ideas on the international stage. The foundation also focuses on artistic projects featuring global contemporary issues such as environmental protection, ethnic migration and cultural integration.
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