Model Minority Book Launch - Vancouver

Wed Apr 29, 2015 - 7:00 pm - Wed Apr 29, 2015 - 7:00 pm @ grunt gallery - 350 E 2nd Ave #116, Vancouver

Gendai is pleased to announce the launch of our publication Model Minority in Vancouver hosted by our friends at grunt gallery. Model Minority, is an assemblage of the readings, articles, ephemera, and archives discovered and created from Gendai Gallery’s year-long programming series issued under the same name.

The program Model Minority, contests the self-pretence of a unified Canada built on a foundation of diversity and passive coexistence. Instead, Gendai investigates a more radical version of a multicultural society through unpacking the problematic concept of the “model minority” with artists, filmmakers, writers and activists, while also offering glimpses into histories of inspiring counter-models. We invite readers to unpack the construct of “Minority” with us outside of official state discourse. Towards practising a more radical diversity through conflict, action, conversation and solidarity, built from the premise of our settler-colonial realities.

The event will include a presentation by editors Chris Lee and Maiko Tanaka, joined by local contributor Jinhan Ko.

Location: grunt gallery - 350 E 2nd Ave #116, Vancouver

Texts and Contributions by:
Angad Bhalla, Tings Chak, Alvis Choi, Christine Choy, Richard J.F. Day, Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen, Jinhan Ko / Instant Coffee, Will Kwan, Mona Oikawa, Liz Park, Gordon Pon, Kerri Sakamoto, Min Sook Lee, Vincent Tao, Dan S. Wang and Ryan Wong.

Published by Gendai and Publication Studio

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