Critical Writing Index

Gallery Faces Court Fight

by Max Wyman

The Province, Feb. 24, 1984, p. 39

Max Wyman reports the ongoing controversy around Luke Rombout's withdrawal of Paul Wong's video art exhibition at Vancouver Art Gallery. Wong states that Rombout's decision was "a complete abuse of power", as the video depicts no "sexually explicit acts" but instead involves talking-head shots of people interviewed about their sexual attitudes. Curator Jo-Anne Birney Dansker accepts that Wong's work is controversial but maintains it challenges preexisting notions of art and appropriate subject matter.

ITEM 1984.120 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

ConfusedPaul Wong