Captured Alive…Still Alive…Since the 18th Century

History has value as long as it remains alive in people’s hearts, souls, minds and educational systems. It otherwise remains buried under the notes and papers of historians, in libraries, and in national and international archives. While it remains unclear whether this portrait belongs to the former or the latter, it does seem to awaken…

Burnaby’s look at Inuit past

Norman Verano has been pleased by the impact his exhibit of Inuit drawings is having on visitors. “I think a lot of people were really quite astonished to see these drawings. Many people were not aware they existed and were taken aback by the kinds of things people shared back then,” says Vorano, Agnes Curator…

Dana Claxton: Fringing the Cube

Merging Lakota traditions with so-called Western influences, while using a powerful “mix, meld and mash” approach, Claxton addresses the oppressive legacies of colonialism by critiquing representations of Indigenous people that circulate in art, literature and popular culture. Dana Claxton: Fringing the Cube opens to the public on Oct. 27, 2018 and will be on view…

Guo Pei: Couture Beyond

The Vancouver Art Gallery will be unveiling Guo Pei: Couture Beyond, the first Canadian exhibition devoted to the work of Guo Pei, China’s preeminent couturière. This mid-career survey features more than forty complete looks from Guo Pei’s most iconic runways from 2006 to 2017. In her theatrical, extravagant creations, Guo Pei combines contemporary aesthetics, production…

Teahouse play by Lao She

Fresh take on classic Chinese play

The traditional stage that was created in the 1950s becomes new again in the twenty-first century in the Beijing People’s Art Theatre production of Lao She’s Teahouse. The epic drama of Chinese culture, history and politics runs Nov. 10 -11 at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts. “Teahouse is the pinnacle of Chinese theater.…

Essay calls for moral and spiritual revolution

Local Vancouver author Houchang Zargarpour’s upcoming essay Human Rights and Spirituality, has been acknowledged by Harvard, Stanford, U.B.C. and Columbia, and touches on twelve main human rights. Zargarpour will be speaking about Human Rights and Spirituality at the West Vancouver Memorial Library on Jan. 27. “Spiritual and moral foundations of human rights” is the message…

Precious little boy

Precious little boy… you sleep so peacefully… wearing your best clothes to go to Europe where you would find a whole lot of toys to play with…and these tiny little shoes allowing you to gambol on that European soil that would welcome you and allow you to feel safe, far from the war, the bombs…