The exhibition “REDRESS EXPRESS: features recent photography, video and installations by five Chinese-Canadian artists: Gu Xiong (Vancouver), Shelly Low (Montreal), Ho Tam (Victoria, BC), Karen Tam (Montreal), and Kira Wu (Vancouver). It is held in conjunction with the two-day symposium “REDRESS EXPRESS: Current Directions in Asian Canadian Art and Culture” which brings together over twenty scholars, community activists, cultural organizers, and artists from many disciplines to consider current and future directions in Asian Canadian art and culture. The REDRESSEXPRESS project is curated by Alice Ming Wai Jim and accompanied by a colour catalogue with additional graphic illustrations by Joanne Hui (Montreal).
The two-day symposium seeks to bring exposure to ongoing and emerging scholarship and artistic practices exploring redress issues in Canadian art and culture; to open broaden this exploration to considerations of imbricating cultural contexts and experiences; and to explore the implications of these convergences for future theoretical and practical directions.
Speakers include: Makiko Hara, Miko Hoffman, Joanne Hui, Christopher Lee, Karin Lee, Xiaoping Li, Joni Low, Kirsten McAllister, Kelty Miyoshi McKinnon, Don Montgomery, Liz Park, Inge Roecker, Sid Chow Tan, Henry Tsang, Mary Sui Yee Wong, Su-Anne Yeo, Beverly Yhap, Henry Yu & the exhibition artists Gu Xiong, Shelly Low, Kira Wu, Karen Tam, and Ho Tam.
Keynotes: Victor Wong, Executive Director, Chinese Canadian National Council (CCNC) & Lily Cho, Assistant Professor, Centre for the Study of Theory & Criticism,University of Western Ontario
The REDRESS EXPRESS symposium is co-sponsored by the Gail & Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art at the Department of Art History, Concordia University; the Initiative for Student Teaching and Research in Chinese Canadian Studies (INSTRCC) at the University of British Columbia; and the Emily Carr Institute for Art + Design + Media. Additional support has been provided in part by the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver and le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.