Hanoi Travel, 2000. Plexiglas, powder-coated aluminum, enamel, glue, and plastic letters, 6 x 6 ft.

Ken Lum: It Takes Me Back Somewhere

East Van Rules! Sound familiar? It’s a fair bet that at some time in our lives, we’ve all attached ourselves to a sporting club, organization, gang, or place and championed our membership or affiliation. Vive la Solidarité! Vive la Différence! Such declamations might well be ascribed to the groundswell of public opinion debating the meanings and merits of Vancouver’s controversial public art piece, Monument for East Vancouver (2010), by Vancouver resident Ken Lum (recently appointed Director of the Undergraduate Fine Arts Program at the University of Pennsylvania)…see the entire article in the print version of November’s Sculpture magazine.