Hamilton Artists Inc: Tour China by Yam Lau

Event: 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

Details:

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.

TOUR CHINA
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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2 Responses to Hamilton Artists Inc: Tour China by Yam Lau

  1. I am doing a school project on publicity, PR and Social Media promotional use in Independent Films and short films and this would help me very much! Thank you. If anyone is looking for interns to work at the Film festival…please help me.

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