Riot Food Here by Henry Tsang
Location: Outside of the Garden at Carrall Street
Free to attend
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. These sites track the route taken by the parade organized by Vancouver’s Asiatic Exclusion League from which a mob formed to attack Chinatown and Nihonmachi. The food tastings reflect five cuisines that people in the area would be eating at the time of the riot: European, Chinese, Japanese, Aboriginal and Punjabi.
As a community partner of the project, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden will be co-hosting the food offering with artist Henry Tsang on June 10. The project stimulates dialogue and awareness of the historic event as a way to reflect upon the ongoing struggle since colonial times about who has the right to live and eat here. Join us for a conversation and a taste of the times.
Below is the schedule of events for other locations, all 2:00-4:00pm:
Monday, May 21: Walking Tour with Michael Barnholden, Beatty Street Drill Hall, 620 Beatty St.
Sunday, May 27: Beatty Street Drill Hall, 620 Beatty St.
Sunday, June 3: former City Hall, 425 Main St.
Sunday, June 17: Oppenheimer Park, 400 Powell St.
RIOT FOOD HERE is part of Ten Different Things, a series of new public art commissions in Vancouver curated by Kate Armstrong. The series is a collaboration between the City of Vancouver Public Art Program, CityStudio Vancouver, and Living Labs at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.