I'm pleased to be taking part in this symposium at the Surrey Art Gallery this weekend. You can find more information about the panels here www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/14981.aspx. Below is an excerpt from their press release.
Disfiguring Identity: Art, Migration and Exile symposium
Surrey Art Gallery, On Main Gallery, and Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Fine Arts Dept.
May 10 and 11, 2014
To mark the 100th anniversary of the Komagata Maru episode Surrey Art Gallery, On Main Gallery, and Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Fine Arts Department are collaborating to present a two-day symposium Disfiguring Identity: Art, Migration and Exile. These institutions are turning to visual artists to guide a conversation on the power of art to critically address cultural stereotypes and experiences of migration. The symposium takes place on May 10 at Centre Stage at Surrey City Centre (City Hall) from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, and on May 11 at Surrey Art Gallery from 12pm to 5:45pm. This event is free – donations are gratefully received.