“Forgotten Culture and Hidden Treasures”

Anna-Karin Johansson


The exhibition will is concerned about issues of Chinatown’s authenticity. The existing small cafes and shops created over decades contrast with more recent examples of touristic forms such as gates, ginkgo trees and other “Chinese” style images and forms to attract tourist. The social environment is unique in that it merges people from all walks of life creating a certain honesty that is remarkable.

By using archeological methods the geographical, social and cultural space will be explored and translated into artistic expressions.


Model 1:
Materials are chosen for clairvoyance, interactivity and their ability to influence a viewer’s reaction within the space.


Model 2:
Lighting becomes a metaphor of individual interpretations as it shifts and modifies itself upon contact with the exhibition’s illusionary elements.


Palett:
Materials are assembled to capture the aesthetics of the exhibition, while demonstrating its weave and grid construction.


Image 1:
This picture shows some of the qualities/characteristics of chinatown that i am interested in. parts of the chinese culture and traditions in relation to a modern, big city business, vancouver as a destination for tourism and the inhabitants of the area, with different social and cultural backgrounds.


Model 2:
In this picture you see the different tools used for archeological fieldwork. archeology is going the be used as the access and research for the exhibition. archeology, not only as a term for digging out the past, but also a term for collecting and reading the present.



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