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…

George Pope: “Hiring disabled people is an excellent choice”

Years, days, minutes… when it comes to the important moments which build our lives, the scales of time involved often vary. In a matter of seconds on a morning in January 1990, George Pope’s life changed forever. While getting dressed to go to work, a violent headache suddenly knocked him out. Victim of a cerebral aneurysm, he was in a coma for two and a half days before learning that he would remain paralyzed for the rest of his life.