Meet the Artist and Workshop: Navigating Authenticity
July 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm| Free
Join artist Florence Yee as she introduces the project she is developing while in residence at the Gallery for a month. Visitors are also invited to participate in a crash course on ethnic kitsch, authenticity and memory. You will be invited to create bad forgeries of so-called “ethnic or cultural objects” that are found in or around your home, as well as imagine and create an object that is most authentic to your everyday life.
About the Artist
Florence Yee is a 2.5 generation, Cantonese-struggling visual artist based in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal, unceded Mohawk territory. Having graduated from her BFA at Concordia University, she works with community groups for visual culture, such as articule and La Centrale, both artist-run centres, and the Ethnocultural Art Histories Research group (EAHR). Her interest in Cantonese-Canadian history has fueled an art practice committed to dismantling institutional and casual ideals of Eurocentric patriarchy, as well as examining the daily life of her diaspora. She is represented by Studio Sixty-Six and Centerfold Gallery.