Expo Vive Labeur - Hail to work. China in Poperinge 1917-2017

Exhibition
Poperinge

The first Chinese labourers arrive in Poperinge during the summer of 1917. They work for the CLC, Chinese Labour Corps, a working corps of the British Army. The Chinese labourers stay until 1920. They live in separate camps and they maintain their own rituals. The exhibition “Vive Labeur – Hail to the work” tells the story of the Chinese during WWI. Was it hard labour? How did they socialize with the local people? Did they celebrate Chinese New Year? The WWI Chinese story inspires contemporary artists. Two famous Belgian photographers, Stephan Vanfleteren and Sanne Dewilde go back to the roots of the Chinese labourers. They explore the China region where they came from. This results in a fascinating photographic account. Reporter Lieselotte Vandamme stays in the Poperinge region and tries to find the legacy of the Chinese labourers. She presents a documentary film.

Theme: 
Heritage
Arts and Culture
World War

Contact information

Address: 
Gasthuiskapel Poperinge
Gasthuisstraat 1
8970 Poperinge
Phone/Fax:
+32 57 34 66 76

Opening Information

When:
  • 01/07/2017 at 13:00 untill 17/09/2017 at 18:00
    Add to Calendar 01/07/2017 13:00 17/09/2017 18:00 Europe/Brussels Expo Vive Labeur - Hail to work. China in Poperinge 1917-2017

    The first Chinese labourers arrive in Poperinge during the summer of 1917. They work for the CLC, Chinese Labour Corps, a working corps of the British Army. The Chinese labourers stay until 1920. They live in separate camps and they maintain their own rituals. The exhibition “Vive Labeur – Hail to the work” tells the story of the Chinese during WWI. Was it hard labour? How did they socialize with the local people? Did they celebrate Chinese New Year? The WWI Chinese story inspires contemporary artists.

    Gasthuisstraat 1, 8970 Poperinge DD/MM/YYYY

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Price:
Free

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