window Winnipeg: WINNIPEG'S ONLY 24 HOUR ARTIST-RUN CENTRE PRESENTS FLORENCE YEE, Ongoing until June 30
Location: Artspace Building, corner of Bannatyne @ Arthur [sidewalk level]
window is pleased to present our forty-third installation, Selected Hauntings (parts 1& 2), 2018, by Florence Yee, on view until June 30, 2019.
These two panels are part of the larger series of Selected Hauntings. Each one contains words and sentiments that have haunted me in ambiguous ways in my failure to fulfill racialized and gendered expectations as a Cantonese femme. 'Sik teung, m' gey sik gong' means 'Understands, but doesn't know how to speak,' in Cantonese. It is a phrase often heard from grandparents or parents describing their children's partial loss of language. As an introductory sentence, this one-sided engagement with culture has come to represent the haunting mutism of diasporic life.
About the artist:
Florence Yee is a 2.5 generation, Cantonese-struggling visual artist based in Tkaronto/Toronto and Tiohtià:ke/Montreal. Their interest in Cantonese-Canadian history has informed an art practice examining diasporic subjectivities through the lens of gender, racialization, queerness and language. Having graduated with a BFA from Concordia University, they are now pursuing an MFA at OCAD U in Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design as a SSHRC recipient and Delaney Scholar.
window is co-curated by Noor Bhangu, Mariana Muñoz Gomez, and Sarah Nesbitt.
This installation was made possible with the generous support from the Winnipeg Arts Council.