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ReOrientations: A Retrospective on the Work of Richard Fung

ReOrientations: A Retrospective on the Work of Richard Fung
2 Sussex Avenue, Innis Town Hall
Time: Oct 25th, 9:00 am End: Oct 26th, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, Visual Studies (UTM), Sexual Diversity, Marxist, Diaspora/Transnational, Critical Theory, Communications, Cinema, Caribbean, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), Architecture, Landscape, Design, 2000-, 1950-2000
Installations and Screening

ReOrientations:  A Retrospective on the Work of Richard Fung
Organized by the Dr. David Chu Program in Asia Pacific Studies, and co-sponsored by the Centre for the Study of the United States and the Asian Institute, University of Toronto.
Installations: October 23-30, OCAD Gallery

ReOrientations: A Retrospective on the Works of Richard Fung,

October 25-26, Innis Town Hall, Innis College, 2 Sussex Avenue, University of Toronto

Screening of Dal Puri Diaspora, October 26, 7:00-9:00 pm, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
The Dr. David Chu Program in Asia Pacific Studies and its co-sponsors are thrilled to present a retrospective on the work of Richard Fung, the renowned Toronto-based video artist, writer, cultural theorist, activist, and educator. Fung’s videos have been screened and archived throughout the world, and he has been widely recognized with awards such as the Bell Canada Award for Lifetime Achievement in Video and the Toronto Arts Award for Media Art. In addition to his artistic work and writing, Fung teaches at OCAD University. Beginning in 1985 with Orientations—his pioneering video on queer sexuality and its intersections with race and class—Fung’s creative and often highly experimental works have questioned normative understandings of history and memory, temporality, sexuality, identity, colonialism, empires, racism, classism, labour, authenticity, diasporic communities, the body, illness, trauma, food, writing, and so much more. Tracing the diasporic movements, communities, and complex as well as constantly changing identities of Asians and others in places across the globe–most especially North America and the Caribbean—Fung’s works inspire us to “reorient” ourselves toward both the future and the past.
For more information on this retrospective, screening times, and a full list of co-sponsors, please visit the Munk School of Global Affairs online at: http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/events/ or contact Lori Lytle at the Asian Institute: 416-946-8996.

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