Ken Lum “Everything is Relevant” Book Launch

February 28, 2020 at Vancouver Biennale Centre

Date & Time

Friday, February 28, 2020

6 PM – 9 PM

Vancouver Biennale Centre

The Vancouver Biennale is excited to host Ken Lum for the launch of his new book Everything is Relevant: Writings on Art and Life 1991 – 2018 (Concordia University Press, 2020).

Ken Lum’s writings explore not just his practice, but contemporary art as well as questions of belonging, race, cultural nationalism, gentrification, and the role of the artist in an ever-changing world. Everything is Relevant: Writings on Art and Life, 1991-2018 is required reading for anyone interested in Lum and in the international art scene over the last thirty years.

Ken Lum is a prominent Chinese-Canadian artist, educator, keynote speaker, and prolific writer. He is passionate about public art and has an active art exhibition record of over 30 years, with involvement in over 11 major international exhibitions including the Documenta 11, Venice Biennale, Sao Paolo Bienal, Shanghai Biennale.

The iconic Monument for East Vancouver (“East Van Cross” as it is fondly called by Vancouverites) is one of Lum’s local, public pieces.


On Friday, February 28, come join Ken Lum for the book launch party of Everything is Relevant.

This is a free event held at the Vancouver Biennale Centre, sponsored by Concordia University Press.
Due to limited space, a ticket is required to attend this event.
This event is proudly catered by Urban Fare and Terra Breads.
Coffee, tea, and a delicious non-alcoholic beverage, Hygge, will be provided.


6:00 pm – Reception Books will be available for sale during the reception, attendees will receive 10% discount.

7:00 pm – An excerpt reading by Ken Lum, followed by a Q&A

8:00 pm – Book Signing 


Register here.