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On Legacy

Institutional Critique and Community Building

Andrea Fatona and Richard Fung, moderated by Amy Fung


Tuesday, July 4, 4pm - 6pm


On Legacy brings together curator and scholar Dr. Andrea Fatona and artist Richard Fung to reflect on the critical movements led by grassroot and racialized communities during a period of exclusionary funding and emergent representational politics in the Canadian arts landscape during the 1980s. Reflecting on this historical period of institutional critique and community building, we ask: what can the current generation of artworkers, who continue to advocate for equity in the sector, learn from the legacy of past movements?

The panel is moderated by Amy Fung.

Andrea Fatona is an independent curator and an associate professor at the OCAD University. She is concerned with issues of equity within the sphere of the arts and the pedagogical possibilities of art works produced by ‘other’ Canadians in articulating broader perspectives of Canadian identities.  Her broader interest is in the ways in which art, ‘culture’ and ‘education’ can be employed to illuminate complex issues that pertain to social justice, citizenship, belonging, and nationhood. She is the recipient of awards from Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Fatona is a Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Canadian Black Diasporic Cultural Production and the founder of the Centre for the Study of Black Canadian Diaspora, OCAD U. 

Richard Fung is a video artist/filmmaker, writer and Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Art at OCAD University.

Amy Fung is a writer and organizer.

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