Yellow Peril: Reconsidered

19 Mar – 13 Apr 1991

For the first time in Canada a diverse spectrum of recent and new work by twenty-five Asian Canadian artists and writers will be brought together in the important and timely exhibit Yellow Peril: Reconsidered. Experimental and documentary film, video, and photobased artwork grappling with the Asian New World consciousness was pushed to the forefront on this national tour. Marginalized themes of sexuality, identity, home, feminist perspectives, institutionalized racism, farming, isolation, bilingualism and Hong Kong 1997 are explored in forms embraced by mass media and popular culture, providing an alternative and more accurate view of Asian Canadian artists. The (not so) exotic seen from the point of view of the (not so) exotic becomes familiar.