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Is Identity Relational (and/or Relative)?, Feb 24

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Is Identity Relational (and/or Relative)?, Feb 24



February 24, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

An Art Talk with Kristin Man

February 24 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

The Garden is proud to present “Is Identity Relational (and/or Relative)?” with Kristin Man, as part of our Chinese New Year virtual programming.

Kristin Man is a visual artist and writer who imagines that she is from the planet of Venus. In real life, she is Hong Kong born, has lived in the UK and the US, and has relocated back to Vancouver from Italy.

Challenging unauthentic boundaries, respecting diversity and celebrating oneness are important to her. Globalisation, migration, anthropocene and consumerism among many common human issues have generated questions regarding our identity as individuals and in relation to other human beings as well as our environment.

Kristin holds an IB from United World College of the Atlantic, AB in International Relations from Brown University and MBA from Columbia University.

Kristin will cover the theme of “relational identity” largely through three projects of hers in this talk:

1) ”Fragments of Grey Matter”  – a search of beauty in the “not-so-aesthetic” in Singapore (her first published monograph, winner of Tokyo Type Director’s Club prize in 2014).  

2) ”9_9 ”  – dual self portraits with fellow artists in Italy  (published by Skira, presented all over Italy including Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art Napoli and exhibited several times including PAN Palazzo delle Arti Napoli)

3) “A-MARE” – to love | to sea – everywhere (exhibited so far in Spain, Italy and Vancouver, solo show scheduled for this Fall)We invite you to join us to explore our sense of identity through Kristin’s photographic relationships.

You can find our more about Kristin by visiting or following her on Instagram