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Views on the 4th: Amy Fung
October 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In addition to reading an excerpt from her forthcoming book-in-progress, Amy Fung will discuss the background of her new project and the research she has undertaken so far across this country we call Canada. Going into official and unofficial histories from institutional archives, oral histories, and gossip, the new work is a creative non-fiction treatment of the violence of white supremacy in the Canadian art world.
This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.
Amy Fung is a writer, researcher and curator currently based in Toronto, Canada, with a specialization in criticism, poetics, and the moving image. Fung has published her writings in Canadian Art, Art Papers, C Magazine, Fuse, and Frieze, among other publications and is a co-founder of MICE Magazine. Fung’s independent curatorial projects have included a two-day reading series featuring Maria Fusco, Eileen Myles, Lynne Tillman, and Jacob Wren co-presented by Artspeak, the Western Front and 221A in Vancouver; and “They Made A Day Be A Day Here,” a touring exhibition at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, the Mendel Art Gallery, and the School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba. Most recently, Fung was the Artistic Director of IMAGES Festival, Toronto for 2015 – 2017. She is currently writing her first book, forthcoming 2019.
SAVAC is pleased to inaugurate its speakers series Views on the 4th. The series hosts artists, curators and arts administrators who share views about themes relevant to their work – promoting research-based artistic practices in the arts and furthering critical examinations of contemporary issues.
South Asian Visual Arts Centre
401 Richmond St W. # 450
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8
4 April 2017
6:00pm – Meet + Greet
7:00pm (sharp!) – Talk