WHITE RIOT artist’s book
The artist’s book contains: • 13 equirectangular panoramic photographs from 360 Riot Walk, 28 x 14 inches each • White Riot: The 1907 Anti-Asian Riots in Vancouver, signed by artist Henry Tsang (Arsenal Pulp Press: 192 pages, 112 images, softcover, 2023)
White Riot: The 1907 Anti-Asian Riots in Vancouver
Explores the conditions leading up to and the impact of a demonstration and parade in Vancouver, Canada, organized by the Asiatic Exclusion League and the ensuing mob attack on the city's Chinese Canadian and Japanese Canadian communities.
360 Riot Walk
360 Riot Walk is a 360 Video Walking Tour of the 1907 Anti-Asian Riots traces the history and route of the mob...
Tansy Point is the site on the south shore near the mouth of the Columbia River where the Anson Dart Treaties were signed between the Chinook peoples and the US government in 1851.
Hastings Park is a series of 11 colour photographs and an infrared projection installation depicting the four remaining buildings in Vancouver where...
The photographs in this series employ a darkroom technique known as the Sabattier effect, or pseudo-solarization.
The Maraya Project: Reflecting Urban Waterfronts: Vancouver | Dubai
96 pages, 9” x 6” / 22.9 x 15.2cm Softcover with gatefolds, ISBN 9780968425817, Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies...
RIOT FOOD HERE
RIOT FOOD HERE recalls the 1907 anti-Asian riots through the form of food offerings in 4 locations over 4 days in May and June 2018.
Welcome to the Land of Light
Welcome to the Land of Light employs English and Chinook Jargon (Chinuk Wawa), an intercultural pidgin used extensively along the West Coast during the 19th Century...
Orange County was shot in gated communities in Orange County, California, and Orange County, Beijing, where architects and interior designers from Orange County, CA, were hired by a Chinese developer...
Maraya: Sisyphean Cart
Maraya: Sisyphean Cart is a mobile ‘sousveillance’ cart that conducted a site-specific participatory spatial investigation of Vancouver’s False Creek and the Dubai Marina.
Pulling the Maraya: Sisyphean Cart
From 2014 to 2015, the Maraya: Sisyphean Cart conducted a site-specific participatory spatial investigation of the seawalls of Vancouver’s False Creek and...
The Unwelcome Dinner
On February 24, 2017, The Unwelcome Dinner commemorated the 130th anniversary of Vancouver’s first anti-Chinese riot in Vancouver with guest speakers accompanied by a thematic food and drink menu.
Eat Rice Yet?
Curated by Diyan Achjadi and Henry Tsang, Eat Rice Yet? focused on the theme of eating together as an act of community-building, as gifting and sharing, and as a way to build mutual understanding.
Building A – Livestock Building
Building A - Livestock Building is an infrared photograph of the 1929 Livestock Building located on the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) fairgrounds in Vancouver.
Maraya, 2008-2015, is a large-scale art and new media project in collaboration with Glen Lowry and M. Simon Levin that links two urban waterfronts that share a similar design and plan.
Napa North, 2008, looks at the mobility of capital, design and taste by examining the meteoric growth of the wine and real estate industries in the interior of British Columbia.
Homage to Piero Manzoni's "Fiato d'artista," with the twist of mixing the artist's breath with the air of the dead. "Nature Morte" means "still life," or literally, "nature dead."
Orange County Dinner
In conjunction with the Orange County video installation at Centre A Gallery in Vancouver, I hosted an intimate curated dinner in the gallery on March 8, 2014.
The Mount Pleasant Golf & Country Club
The Mount Pleasant Golf & Country Club, 2000-2001, was an engagement art project consisting of a 18-hole miniature golf course on 3 sites in central Vancouver...
Olympus is an interactive new media work that selects video clips based on information gathered over the Internet.
Tiananmen to Oka
Photographic projections and prints of two sites of contested space: Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, and the Oka Golf Course in Quebec, Canada.
BOOM! (Leipzig Kommt!)
This site-specific installation looks at the political, economic and social shifts the city is undergoing. Promoting itself in the mid-90s as a boomtown...
Site-specific installation in Kamloops Art Gallery and City Archives, Kamloops, BC, Canada. Banners, vinyl lettering, and electronic message boards were...
Set of three photographic panels with sandblasted glass texts speak about the influence of race and racism in the construction of beauty and the mediation of desire.
MEMORANDUM: Proposal for a Memorial for the Tiananmen Square Massacre, 1989
MEMORANDUM is a conceptual proposal for a garden memorial commemorating the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing on June 4, 1989.
A pair of framed business suits, flattened and pressed behind glass, is installed above a set of rosewood sideboard furniture.
VICTORY SQUARE, 1987, is a spatial analysis of the small urban park in downtown Vancouver adjacent to the OR Gallery where this installation was exhibited in 1987.
Chinese Pictures, 1987, is a series of drawings and paintings based on the Chinese character for my family name.
City at the End of Time
CITY AT THE END OF TIME: Hong Kong 1997, organized with Scott Toguri McFarlane. International exhibition, symposium, poetry...
RACY SEXY: Race, Culture & Sexuality, 1993, was an ambitious and expansive project that explored the intersecting issues of race, culture, and...
Self Not Whole
SELF NOT WHOLE: Cultural Identity and Chinese-Canadian Artists in Vancouver, organized with Lorraine Chan. Visual arts exhibition, readings, performances, panel discussion, educators’...