(Re-)Positioning Toronto Chinatowns with Chinese Canadian Art
This session is held in the Art Gallery of Ontario, Gallery School (Room 020)
Led by Henry Heng Lu, Shellie Zhang, Morris Lum, Alvis Choi aka Alvis Parsley
Four Toronto-based artists and community organizers who are active participants in the cultural endeavors of the Chinese Canadian community.
This roundtable will start with a series of short talks on how Chinatown as a site, subject and notion has influenced and been explored and manifested in the presenters’ practices. The session will open up for discussion the politics and dynamics surrounding Toronto’s Chinatowns through the lens of artistic gesture, especially with a critical look at the recently accelerated gentrification within.