“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