“Why the Philadelphia Public History Truck’s latest exhibit examines displacement in Chinatown”

June, 21, 2016 – Geneoricty

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Within an hour’s time on a recent Friday afternoon, five people visited the tiny, constructed room nestled in the rear of Asian Arts Initiative to collect socks, water bottles, deodorant and tampons.

The room on the 1200 block of Pearl Street was filled with artifacts of Chinatown past; photographs of old buildings decorated the walls, and a documentary from the 1970s showing residents protesting the construction of the Vine Street Expressway played on loop in the corner.

The toiletries and surrounding items do connect: According to artist Erin Bernard, they both relate to the theme of displacement in the Chinatown neighborhood. It’s why she brought them together for the Philadelphia Public History Truck’s latest exhibit, “A Houseless Museum: Home and Displacement Around the Vine Street Expressway.”

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“大溫華人藝術家邀請展Chinese-Canadian Artists Invitational Exhibition”

大溫哥華中華文化中心 Chinese Cultural Centre

大溫哥華中華文化中心在各界人士的支持下已經進入第四十三個年頭,歷年舉辦各類文化活動,增進中西文化交流。現舉辦第二屆【大溫華人藝術家邀請展】,邀請本地優秀華人藝術家展出其作品。在肯定藝術家成就的同時,亦幫助提升大眾的觀賞能力。本次活動得到卑詩省多元文化撥款並參加 explorASIAN festival (溫哥華亞裔文化月)。

In an attempt to bring together the artworks of Greater Vancouver’s renowned Chinese-Canadian artists, the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver organizes the second Chinese-Canadian Artists Invitational Exhibition. The purpose is to provide the public an opportunity to enjoy the artworks and to promote art by Chinese-Canadians. The exhibition received support from the B.C. government’s Multiculturalism Grant and is participating in the 2016 explorASIAN festival.

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