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Hey, it looks better than most of the Chinese restaurants with horrible flourescent lighting and metal chairs.

Posted by Dianna | July 18, 2007 12:15 PM

it's not at all surprising to hear that sbc are not the only artists out there making the institution of the chinese-american / chinese-canadian restuarant the focus of artistic inquiry.

however, given the following text from the centre a site, i think the comparison ends there: "As a whole, the 'Redress Express' project is an attempt to examine the current politics of representation, redress and recognition in Canada as they relate to art, activism, identity and geography."

as a spectator, it seemed to me that the dual mission of sbc's "three dragon restaurant" was to play with the idea of site-specific art (box-within-a-building, building-within-a-box) as well as to try and break down the formal barriers between art and audiences using a familiar and engaging setting.

i would like to propose that the fact that someone else somewhere else is choosing to use the same raw material as the basis for a valid and interesting jumping-off point for a political, geographic, and social artistic statement doesn't necessarily make sbc's use or experience of the raw material--or its ultimate display--any less valid.

one has nothing to do with the other beyond face value. this is a skin deep comparison and both artistic groups deserve more.

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