BC Art: Henry Tsang: Hastings Park

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Exhibition

Jun 202126 Aug 202128
8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.

Surrey Art Gallery
13450 - 104 Avenue
Surrey, British Columbia, V3T 1V8
Canada


This multimedia installation presents photographs and projections of four buildings at Hastings Park in Vancouver, where, in 1942, roughly 8000 Japanese Canadians were marshalled and detained prior to being sent to internment and labour camps in the BC interior, Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario. Among the four buildings is the Livestock Building—a place associated nowadays with the Pacific National Exhibition’s popular pig races and petting zoo.

Tsang used a thermal imaging camera to create his images based in part on the compositions and staging of Leonard Frank’s documentary photographs of the Japanese Canadian internment in this temporary incarceration site. A thermal imaging camera is typically used in the construction industry to display differences in temperature by detecting light rays that are invisible to the human eye. Such photographs can reveal leaks or cracks in a building. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRm-psqz-QI

Pre-book an exhibition visit by emailing artgallery@surrey.ca or calling us at 604-501-5566 (press 1).

 

Masaji . Last modified Jul 21 2021 8:12 a.m.


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