But really, where are you from? Florence Yee

June 21, 2018

June 1st to June 30th, 2018

Through a subversion of everyday objects that makes them non-functional, Florence Yee illustrates the challenges faced by members of ethno-cultural communities as they navigate between their identity, which is contemporary North American, and a sort of authenticity that Canadian society seems to expect. In contrast to commoditized Cantonese culture crystallized in preset representations (typical objects, Chinatowns and other facades of identity), the artist re‑appropriates, with her exhibition, codes that are specific to Asian culture and thereby aspires to a rewriting of the history of its diaspora.

To watch the video of an interview made with Florence Yee during her residency at the GNO (in French), click on the image below :

More pictures of the exhibition are available on our website.