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Current Exhibition

Theodore Wan
Paul Wong

Unit Bruises: Theodore Wan & Paul Wong, 1975-1979

April 20 - June 30, 2024

Above: Theodore Sasketche Wan, Panoramic Dental X-Ray (1 of 3), 1977, silver gelatin print on paper, 27.2 x 34.9 cm, Collection of Vancouver Art Gallery, Acquisition Fund

Curated by Michael Dang

Unit Bruises brings together the works of two Chinese-Canadian conceptual artists active during the 1970s: Theodore Saskatche Wan (b. 1953; d. 1987) and Paul Wong (b. 1954). By mobilizing their own respective bodies, and the visual languages of medical and procedural illustrations, both artists subverted notions of objectivity that have been naturalized through such hegemonic imagery. Through these intensely physical works, the two artists respectively asserted their othered subject-positions as people of colour as well as ruminated on the topics of illness, death, and the human condition.

This exhibition is presented with the support of the Audain Endowment for Curatorial Studies through the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory in collaboration with the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at the University of British Columbia.

Unit Bruises is part of the 2024 Capture Photography Festival Selected Exhibition Program.

 

Content Advisory: Unit Bruises is intended for mature audiences. Visitor discretion is advised.

 

Above: Theodore Sasketche Wan, Panoramic Dental X-Ray (1 of 3), 1977, silver gelatin print on paper, 27.2 x 34.9 cm, Collection of Vancouver Art Gallery, Acquisition Fund
WATCH: Guest curator Michael Dang discusses the exhibition "Unit Bruises: Theodore Wan & Paul Wong, 1975-1979" at the Richmond Art Gallery, on display from April 20 - June 30, 2024. Produced by the Richmond Art Gallery Association, 2024.

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