Thursday, 14 April 2016

“Following the Silk Routes and Beyond in Vancouver” Exhibition explorASIAN 2016 【跨越丝绸之路】摄影展

Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society and
Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver presents

“Following the Silk Routes and Beyond in Vancouver” Exhibition
explorASIAN 2016

April 17 - May 31, 2016
April 17 - 31, 10am-5pm Tuesday - Sunday
May 1 - 31, 9:30am - 5:30pm Tuesday - Sunday
Admission by donation.

During explorASIAN 2016 Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society will present “Following the Silk Routes and Beyond in Vancouver", an interactive photographic exhibition celebrating the past and present of exchange and multiculturalism.  The exhibition will be on view at the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum located at 555 Columbia Street Vancouver B.C. V6A 4H5 during April 17 – May 31, 2016. Admission by donation.

Societies connect, change, and adapt thanks to the networks we naturally create. The ancient silk routes that connected Asia and the European continent opened doors to trade, new ideas, migration, and sometimes conflicts.  Even when emperors ordered to build walls, and sent armies to control these exchanges, beliefs and culture trickled through sandy deserts, oases, and oceans.

Traveling the Silk Routes then was not easy; it required skill, strength, and the ability to negotiate. The world today has shrunk and what used to take months or even years to reach a destination is now a finger click away.  Fast internet and web networks have made our exchanges so easy that we barely think about the past, but the legacy of the ancient trading ways, echoes in our everyday lives helping us interact better, and more than ever in today’s world.

“Following the Silk Routes and Beyond in Vancouver” will portray visual examples of spaces and commercial networks in Asia and Vancouver, connecting the ancient routes to our modern life.  It will give us the opportunity to find more about Asian cultures in local spaces here in Vancouver. It promises to be a photographic caravan that will open our imagination and tickle our curiosity to find some interesting places and exchanges right here in Vancouver.  - Leticia Sanchez, curator



在今年的亞裔文化節 (explorASIAN festival) 期間,溫哥華亞裔文化月協會聯袂大溫哥華中華文化中心為觀眾呈現【跨越絲綢之路】圖片展——一個慶祝過去和未來多元文化交流和共融的攝影展。展覽將在2016年4月17日至5月31日在大溫哥華中華文化中心文物館舉行。



【跨越絲綢之路】將呈現亞洲絲綢之路商業網絡的沿途景象,以及絲綢之路文化在溫哥華的印象——展現古代之路與我們現代生活的連接。這次展覽提供給我們機會去發掘和瞭解更多溫哥華本地的亞洲文化。參展圖片融匯成一個攝影大篷車,打開我們的想象,激發我們尋找更多本地有趣多元文化的所在。- 策展人:Leticia Sanchez