Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

No Shoes Reading Room / PAPAG @ Chinatown Night Market

No Shoes Reading Room / PAPAG @ Chinatown Night Market
Christian Vistan and Simon Grefiel
May 26-28, June 2-4, 2017, 6-10 pm

Please join us at the Chinatown Night Market, where Centre A will have a booth with diverse programming every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6-10 pm, from May 26 – September 3.

We will host a range of events and projects by artists, writers and curators, starting off with Christian Vistan and Simon Grefiel’s No Shoes Reading Room / PAPAG.

Vistan and Grefiel’s “No Shoes Reading Room / PAPAG” features a 7×7′ papag built for the occasion and a selection of literature curated by Vistan and Grefiel from Centre A’s Library and Reading Room.

A papag is a platform usually made of bamboo, used for sitting and sleeping in the Philippines and other parts of Asia. The papag and the No Shoes Reading Room function as a communal space for visitors at this summer’s return of the Chinatown Night Market.

Come by this weekend, May 26-28, and next June 2-4, from 6-10 pm and take a seat in the shade upon the papag, take off your shoes and read.

Christian Vistan is a Vancouver-based Filipino Canadian artist originally from Bataan, a peninsular province in the Philippines. He has exhibited in Atlanta, Nashville, Boston and Vancouver. He recently completed his BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. He currently holds the position of Curatorial Assistant at Centre A.

Simon Grefiel is a Vancouver based Filipino artist. He is currently working towards his BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. He has held the position of Publications Intern at Centre A’s Reading Room and the Finlayson Collection of Rare Asian Art Books (2017).

Image: “Papag” proposed basic bed support made of wood by fabs V.