September 13, 2014-January 4, 2015
“What are you?” Award-winning filmmaker and artist Kip Fulbeck explores this question through powerful yet intimate portraits of multiracial individuals of all ages and walks of life. Originally used as a derogatory label derived from the Hawaiian word for "half," hapa is now a term of pride by many whose mixed-race heritage includes Asian ancestry. These expressions of identity offer a complex perspective on an increasing reality of contemporary North America.
September 13, 2014 - January 4, 2015.
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-5pm (closed statutory holidays and between Christmas and New Year).
Admission by donation.
Sponsored by the Vancouver Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts /Conseil des arts du Canada, the BC Arts Council, CTV, and the Government of British Columbia. The traveling exhibit of kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa is organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, California, and is supported, in part, by the James Irvine Foundation.
September 27, 9:30-4pm symposium: what are we? honouring and sharing nikkei identity
September 27, 4-7pm hip hapa hooray! party & awards with mixed drinks, hapa-tizers, and fusion music
October 25, 2pm hapa film screenings
November 15, 2-5pm hapa human library
hiphapahooray! photo project
The #hiphapahooray photo project is an interactive way to be a part of our upcoming exhibit, kip fulbeck : part asian, 100%hapa which will open at the Nikkei National Museum (NNM) in September.
Answer the question that Kip poses – What Are You?
Share your photos on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #hiphapahooray. Visit our Facebook page to view the photos taken at Powell Street Festival.