Wen-ti Tsen: Home Town: Re-presenting Boston's Chinatown as Place of People - Now and Then
September 12 – December 4, 2017
Remis Sculpture Court
Artist Wen-Ti Tsen created the large-scale sculptures of "Home Town" to bring
attention to the intrusive threat of development and gentrification that displaces
the Chinatown community. Tsen placed life-size cutout figures derived from archival
photos on street corners and public square in Chinatown. These sculptures will be
on view in the Remis Sculpture Court during the Fall 2017 semester.
Thanks to the Nat and Martha Knaster Visiting Artist grant, Tsen will work with
the Center for the Humanities at Tufts, and the consortium of programs in Race,
Colonialism, and Diaspora as the Artist in Residence for Fall 2017. He will also
exhibit his large-scale mural project Pilgrim Father/Illegal Son, in the
Slater Concourse in October and November 2017.