Karin Lee: QueerSUM 心 [artist talk]

Opening: May 12  2 – 4pm

Artist talk: May 17 7 – 9pm

Exhibition: May 12 – August 18 (Tuesday – Saturday 12-6pm – closed on stat holidays)

Presentation Partner: On Main Gallery

Come join filmmaker Karin Lee and curators Paul Wong and SD Holman on May 17 for an informal artist talk around QueerSUM心

Photo Credit: Chick Rice

QueerSUM心 presents three of Karin Lee’s media works: a 2-channel remix of her classic 16mm film My Sweet Peony Remix, a fantastical drama shot in the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens; Portrait of a Girl, a documentary shot in Beijing; and Small Pleasures, a period drama set in Barkerville BC.

The works not only investigate sentiments of being “Queer-sum,” but pay tribute to Vancouver’s Chinatown—where Lee spent her childhood—and examine the underlying racism which contributed to the very creation of “Chinatowns” amidst the colonization of Indigenous peoples.

Read more about the works presented and the artist at: http://queerartsfestival.com/queersum-show-karin-lee/


The address is 268 Keefer St, between Main St and Gore Ave. The SUM gallery is located on the 4th floor, suite 425.

Transit access:
Skytrain: Main Street-Science World or Stadium-Chinatown;
Bus: 22 on Gore; 03, 08, 19 on Main; 14, 16, 20 on Hastings.

– There is a paid parkade as part of the building, that unfortunately closes at 7pm. After 7pm, we recommend people to park at EasyPark at Keefer and Quebec St or street parking.

Accessibility: This location has not yet had an accessibility audit.
– Building entrance is street level with no steps at front entrance
– There is a ramp to reach the elevator
– Washrooms are accessible & non gendered, doors will be propped open
– The automatic door operators haven’t arrived yet but the main doors will be propped open.
– Our events are scent reduced.
– ASL interpretation will be provided.
Please let us know if you have any requests or need more information.
Note that BC Artscape is dog-friendly, so you may encounter some furry friends in common areas and elevators and in our suite.

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