Yellow Peril; The Celestial Elements
February 1 – April 18, 2020
Queer Arts Festival x Sum Gallery
425 – 268 Keefer St. Vancouver
“Yellow Peril; The Celestial Elements” is a visual art exhibit inspired by the Chinese Five Elemental forces, seized by the urgent tensions between Queer Chinese diasporic identities. A collection of multichannel installations, visual and sculptural activations provoke a cosmic encounter of our living past and present as we ‘race’ towards a healing future. These elemental activations attempt to collapse the linear temporality to dislodge an emotional, spiritual, cosmological, and metaphysical enunciation of our Queer ‘Chineseness’. Rather than focus on the trauma that queer people of colour face, this project is fundamentally an invitation to an exuberant celebration of queerness that is unabashedly Chinese.
We invite you to celebrate with us.
Sat, Feb 1 | Opening Reception
Sun, Feb 2 | Workshop with Kai Cheng Thom
Sat, Feb 15 | Yellow Peril Film Screening + Artist Talk
Sat, Mar 7 | Community Food Sharing + Dumpling Making Activation
Sat, Apr 4 | Grave Sweeping Activation & Closing Ceremony