For two decades, Ricepaper Magazine published profiles, Q&A, and interviews from some of the most prominent artists, scribes, and influencers in the Asian Canadian community. The Ricepaper Second Serving series offer readers a chance to look back at our history and remember some thought-provking words spoken and written by those who helped change it.
In 2004, Ricepaper Magazine sat down with an influencer in the subversive art movement, Tobias Wong. The artist/designer offer some points about his appearance, his art, his life in New York, Toronto and Vancouver, and the tragic events of 9/11.
They hit one building to get our attention. Then they make us watch as they hit the other tower. I’m not saying it was a good thing. If it wasn’t in this context, and it was just about an artist trying to get attention, he would’ve done it very well this way. – Tobias Wong
“A Buck A Bag For The American Dream” by Alan Woo from issue 9.2. Click here to see Ricepaper Magazine’s archive.