SUM Gallery, is welcoming a new exhibition, “Yellow Peril; The Celestial Elements”, opening February 1, 2020.
Curated by the queer arts collective, Love Intersections, “Yellow Peril” is a visual art exhibit inspired by the Chinese Five Elemental forces, seized by the urgent tensions between Queer Chinese diasporic identities. The exhibition features a collection of multichannel installations, visual and sculptural activations aimed at provoking an encounter with our living past and present as we ‘race’ towards a healing future. 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.
The public is welcomed to celebrate the opening of “Yellow Peril; The Celestial Elements” on February 1st from 4pm to 6pm at the SUM Gallery at 425-268 Keefer Street. Register for free tickets to the opening reception on EventBrite
The opening reception ceremony includes a performance of “Diaspora Babies” by Kai Cheng Thom, Lion dancers (Fluffy the Lion), gallery activations, and cocktails.
3:30pm: Community lion dance ceremony outside of Sun Wah Centre at 268 Keefer Street.
4:00pm: Opening ceremony and reception; gallery activations, performances, and cocktails inside SUM Gallery, 4th Floor Sun Wah Centre.
If you’re unable to make the opening ceremony, other special programming dates at SUM Gallery include;
Sun, Feb 2, 5pm | Curator Tour
Sat, Feb 15 | Yellow Peril Film Screening + Artist Talk
Sat, Mar 7 (Tentative) | Community Food Sharing + Dumpling Making Activation
Sat, Apr 4 | Grave Sweeping Activation and/or other performance / Closing Ceremony & Events
SUM Gallery, Canada’s only queer mandated visual art gallery and one of only a few worldwide, brings diverse communities together to support artistic risk-taking, incite creative collaboration and experimentation and celebrate the rich heritage of queer artists and art.
“Yellow Peril; The Celestial Elements”, is on display February 1 to April 18, 2020 at SUM Gallery, 425-268 Keefer Street (4th Floor Sun Wah Centre), Chinatown, Vancouver.