This month's podcast features a special conversation with film programmer, art critic, and author of the recent book Before I Was a Critic I was a Human Being. The live recording took place at RPL Film Theatre after a reading of her new book. Dunlop Art Gallery's Director/Curator, Jennifer Matotek, leads the conversation.
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.
Amy Fung is a writer and curator born in Kowloon, Hong Kong, and spent her formative years in and around Edmonton on Treaty 6 Territory. 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.