PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION BY ARTIST ANNIE WONG 2022
About the project
A park without a name is a pop-up public art exhibit by artist Annie Wong, on display Oct. 25-28, 2022 in the park at 115 4 Ave. S.W.
The contemporary artwork is a series of seven banners that feature quotes in English and Traditional Chinese. These quotes were heard by the artist while in conversation with members of the Chinatown community.
The art encourages Calgarians to reflect and engage in thoughtful conversations on historical racism against Chinese people in Calgary. The banners invite us to consider whose voices and history are valued when we name places and spaces.
When pursuing racial justice, we need to give people a safe space to tell their stories and listen without judgment. This exhibit gives voice to Chinese people and shows that racism and discrimination remain present in our society.