- 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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Energy Healing and Kungfu Demonstration
Date: Sat. November 16, 2013 - Sat. November 16, 2013.
Location: Sheraton Parkway Toronto North (600 Highway 7 East) - Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1B2
Energy Healing and KungFu Demonstration with Great Master Qi Feilong - FREE Demonstration
Location: Richmond Room, Sheraton Parkway Toronto North
Address: 600 Highway 7 East, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1B2
Date & Time: November 16, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
FREE ADMISSION (VALUE: $80). LIMITED SEATS
REGISTRATION: 1-888-528-5287 (Toll Free) or http://masterqitoronto.eventbrite.ca
contact: FEILONGQI@YAHOO.COM; WEIWEI3868@YAHOO.COM
About Great Master Qi Fei-long: World renowned Qi Gong Master Qi Fei-Long is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and an honorable member of the China Medical Qi Gong Council. He became Master of the 31st Generation of the Jin Gang One Finger Stand of the Shaolin Temple after 8 years of study and practice at Shaolin Temple. Upon leaving Shaolin Temple, he had the privilege to learn “Tibetan Qi Qong” from the Panchan Lama and Xia Ridong at the Tibetan Temple. Great Master Qi Fei-Long combined the “Chan Yuan Gong” and the “Tibetan Qi Gong” to create his powerful “Chan Mi Gong” which has been officially recognized by the Chinese government as one of the most effective methods for gaining internal energy and retaining one’s good health. Chan Mi Gong is a system of unique exercises that cultivates the Qi while training the mind. Master Qi Fei-Long is a 9th degree Black Belt with two World Kung-Fu Championship Title (1999-2000). Master Qi has achieved the status of Master of the Year during World Congress on Internal Martial Arts, Qi Gong and TCM of 2000 and 2012. In addition, he was invited to Harvard Medical School to demonstrate Qigong application as one of the alternative therapies in 2011.