Critical Writing Index

Paul Wong at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Art Magazine, May Spring 1979, p. 44

Paul Wong created a piece that was dedicated to the memory of his friend Ken Fletcher. The piece consists of himself walking into the gallery full of people and then climbing up a ladder into a cube space standing in the exhibition space. Once inside the cube (that was monitored by video camera) Wong paced and confronted his space, hitting himself against the wall. The crowd eventually started to cheer and shout, breaking into Patti Smiths Rock n Roll Nigger and yelling bruise yourself. Eventually he was joined by some of his colleagues and the performance ended.

ITEM 1979.052 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Paul Wong

Ken Fletcher