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YQR Reel Talk Ep.8: A Conversation with Amy Fung

June 13, 2019

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.

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