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February 1 - April 18

Yellow Peril; The Celestial Elements (by appointment only)

Hosted by SUM Gallery


Suite 425, 268 Keefer Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

February 1 – April 18
Opening Reception: February 1, 4-6 PM

Yellow Peril; The Celestial Elements is a visual art exhibit inspired by the Chinese Five Elemental forces, seized by the urgent tensions between Queer Chinese diasporic identities. A collection of multichannel installations, visual and sculptural activations provoke a cosmic encounter of our living past and present as we ‘race’ towards a healing future. These elemental activations attempt to collapse the linear temporality to dislodge an emotional, spiritual, cosmological, and metaphysical enunciation of our Queer ‘Chineseness’. Rather than focus on the trauma that queer people of colour face, this project is fundamentally an invitation to an exuberant celebration of queerness that is unabashedly Chinese.

More information

ASL interpretation will be provided for the opening reception on February 1. Wheelchair accessible venue. Wheelchair accessible washrooms. Gender neutral washrooms. Level entrance at street level. Front doors of building are automatic. Lobby has a ramp with handrail to reach the elevator. The gallery space has no windows. Support animals are welcome. Our events are scent-reduced. Please refrain from wearing cologne, perfume, scented personal care products or essential oils. Visitors who wear scented products will be asked to leave. The gallery floor is flat, with no internal stairs. More accessibility information is available on the SUM gallery website. For any requests or more information, please email events@queerartsfestival.com.