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  • Amy Fung

    A writer, researcher and curator born in Kowloon, Hong Kong, and spent her formative years in and around Edmonton on Treaty 6 Territory. Her writing has been published and commissioned by national and international publications, galleries, museums, festivals, and journals since 2007. Her multifarious curatorial projects have spanned exhibitions, cinematic and live presentations, as well as discursive events across Canada and abroad. “Before I Was a Critic I Was a Human Being” is her first book.

Talks & Events

Conversation and book launches

AMY FUNG, KIM NGUYEN
May 16, 2019

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Massy Books
229 East Georgia Street, Vancouver
7pm

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Richmond Public Library
100-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
1pm

Please join us for the launch of Amy Fung’s new book  Before I Was a Critic I Was a Human Being, co-published by Artspeak and Book*hug. Also reading from her newest collection of texts is former Artspeak Director, now San Francisco based curator Kim Nguyen.

“Before I Was a Critic I Was a Human Being” is the debut collection of creative nonfiction essays by Amy Fung. In it, Fung takes a closer examination at Canada’s mythologies of multiculturalism, settler colonialism, and identity through the lens of a national art critic.

Following the tangents of a foreign-born perspective and the complexities and complicities in participating in ongoing acts of colonial violence, the book as a whole takes the form of a very long land acknowledgement. Taken individually, each piece roots itself in the learning and unlearning process of a first generation settler immigrant as she unfurls each region’s sense of place and identity.

 

Publications

  • Before I Was a Critic I Was a Human Being

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    Artists: Amy Fung
    Category: nonfiction/essays
    Design: Malcolm Sutton
    Publisher: Artspeak and Book*hug
    Year published: 2019
    Pages: 200
    Cover: soft
    Binding: trade paper
    Dimensions: 203 x 133 mm

    ISBN:9781771665056
    Cost: $20