JAPANESE PROBLEM performance + community meet & greet

JAPANESE PROBLEM performance + community meet & greet 
Co-hosted by the Hastings Park Commemorative & Education Committee
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7-9pm 

Performance at 7pm
Community meet & greet from 8-9pm 

Meet the cast and crew of JAPANESE PROBLEM after the show. Also an opportunity to connect with others in the community and learn about educational projects currently taking place to preserve our living history and memory of Hastings Park. Light refreshments will be provided. 

This event is by donation. To RSVP, please register on Eventbrite. 

For event questions & inquiries, please email intern@nikkeiplace.org or call 604.777.7000 ext 113

 

For more information about the Hastings Park Commemorative & Education Committee, please visit hastingspark1942.ca

JAPANESE PROBLEM as part of Hastings Park 1942 at Nikkei National Museum from Sept 30,2017 - Jan 13, 2018

JAPANESE PROBLEM as part of Hastings Park 1942 at Nikkei National Museum from Sept 30,2017 – Jan 13, 2018

 

Nikkei National Museum’s Hastings Park 1942 exhibit (September 30, 2017 – January 13, 2018) features a contemporary performance piece titled JAPANESE PROBLEM. This piece invites an audience into a stall, which residents have turned into a temporary home and place of wonder, as they are filled with the uncertainty of their next destination.

The work exists in the contemporary moment simultaneously where evidence of Hastings Park’s former tenants has been erased, where survivors are uncertain if they want their names included in a memorial, and where refugees to North America are being treated in a fashion that is terrifyingly familiar.

JAPANESE PROBLEM is a title derived from the nomenclature of WWII, but containing in it the understanding that the citizens affected at the time were neither Japanese–they were overwhelmingly legal residents/citizens of Canada, nor problematic–with zero verifiable connections to activities against Canada. 

japaneseproblem.ca 

 


 

To find out about other upcoming exhibit events & programming, please visit our exhibit page