AMY FUNG, KIM NGUYEN
May 16, 2019
Thursday, May 16, 2019
229 East Georgia Street, Vancouver
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Richmond Public Library
100-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
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.
Before I Was a Critic I Was a Human Being
Artist: Amy Fung
Design: Malcolm Sutton
Publisher: Artspeak and Book*hug
Year published: 2019
Binding: trade paper
Weight: 226 g
Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.1 x 13.3 cm