- Hamilton Artists Inc: Tour China by Yam Lau
Date: Sat. October 26, 2013 - Sat. February 22, 2014.
Location: Hamilton Artists Inc (155 James St N) - Hamilton, Canada
Installed on the exterior wall of the Hamilton Artists Inc., Tour China, a 36′ ‘travel poster’ by Yam Lau is a fictional enterprise that mimics the operation of a commercial travel agency. Adapting familiar promotional and operational elements of tourist travel to access and traverse factual and literal representations of China, the installation mines the past and present, real and imagined. Acknowledging China’s historical and contemporary realities this installation also recognizes China as a construct of poetic tropes and mythologies.
Artist: Yam Lau
Curator: Irene Loughlin
Exhibition Dates: October 26, 2013 – February 22, 2014
Reception: Thursday, November 21, 2013. 7:00-9:30pm
Travel talk by Yam Lau: Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 2:00pm
Travel Talk by Andy Patton: Saturday, January 11, 2013 at 2:00pm
Yam Lau was born in Hong Kong. He received his MFA from the University of Alberta and is now based in Toronto where he is an Associate Professor of painting at York University. Lau publishes regularly on art and design and has exhibited his work widely throughout Canada, USA, Europe and China. He is a co-founder of the community-based art project Donkey Institute of Contemporary Art in Beijing, China. His work is represented by Katzman Contemporary Gallery in Toronto, Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran in Montreal and Yuanfen New Media Art Space in Beijing.
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Perfect Day screening @ Trinity Square Video
Date: Sun. November 3, 2013 - Sun. November 3, 2013.
Location: Trinity Square Video (376-401 Richmond St W) - Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
Our friends from Trinity Square Video presents PERFECT DAY, a screening featuring recent works by twelve Canadian video artists indulging in the aesthetics of leisure, day-time television and idle web-surfing. Paul Wong and Clint Enns will be in attendance to accept your compliments and ignore your complaints. This is also the first event organized by our new interim programming director John G. Hampton, so also come welcome him to the TSV team.
Paul Wong was Reel Asian’s Canadian Spotlight Artist in 2008. Paul’s Perfect Day won the NFB Best Canadian Film/Video Award at Reel Asian in 2008. Paul is one of three Pitch Jury members this year.