Critical Writing Index

Filmmaker to Receive Award for Work Featuring LGBT Communities

by Annie Pei, Dec 11, 2015

The article is based on an interview Richard Fung gave to NBC News. In it, the artist describes how his childhood as a Chinese Trinidadian effected the way he looked at issues such as racial identity, sexual difference, immigration, and HIV/AIDS. He provides useful detail about how he arrived at his positions about making work with a specific community in mind, and defining his audience as part of the way of thinking through his approach to any particular work. The interview and article were written in the context of Fung being given the Kessler Award by New York City's Centre for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS).

ITEM 2015.007 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

OrientationsRichard Fung

My Mother's PlaceRichard Fung

Dirty LaundryRichard Fung

Fighting ChanceRichard Fung