A Community of Castles

Chinese  Korean  Taiwanese  Vietnamese

Art Installation & Photo Opportunity
Location: West Galleria
Date: January 16 – February 10, 2020

There are hundreds of ways to celebrate the Lunar New Year through various cultures and customs. The new year is a chance to rise up to new challenges and look forward to better opportunities. The multicultural fabric that encompasses our Canadian society is beautiful and worth celebrating.

The classic buildings of various countries are staggered in layers to build a fantasy world with visual art, and to create an ideal inclusive city with diverse cultures. Oakridge Centre is in the midst of a grand redevelopment in response to Vancouver’s growing diverse residential needs. LunarFest has created four structures to pay homage to the distinctive architecture of four Asian cultures, as well as their cuisine and celebration style. The Castles and The Lifestyles depict scenery from Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam, and China with distinctive carvings showcasing food and gatherings often found during the Lunar New Year.

Paper Cutting is an important tradition and often is created for blessings during the Lunar New Year. LunarFest has invited Taiwanese and Canadian artists to create and showcase food and celebration, with Eastern charm and Western elegance. Each scene showcases an Asian culture and celebration during the Lunar New Year.

The Castles are based on pop-up books giving life to the different sceneries and architecture of Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam, and China. With Canada being such a multicultural society, we hope these works of art will help bridge the distance between different ethnic groups and allow visitors to explore multiple cultural stories in one place.

         Taiwanese / Yu-Ru Liao                        Vietnamese / Flavia Chan

         Korean / Yu-Ru Liao                        Chinese / Flavia Chan