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Streams of Desire The Video Work of Richard Fung: Program 1

  • The Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Film Center at NYU 36 East 8th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

Free and open to the public.


This program features four video works by Richard Fung--spanning from 1986-2000--that place desire within the spaces of time, geography, the body. Traced through the artist’s explorations of queer sex, racial and sexual representation, illness, and kinship, these videos center queer Asian diasporic experience against an ever-shifting backdrop of colonialism and political change. Revisiting these bold and imaginative works allow us to reflect on the power of memory and the queer imagination amidst current narratives surrounding representation, cultural assimilation, and sexual politics. The screening will be followed by a moderated panel discussion featuring scholars and community activists based in NYC.


Streams of Desire is co-presented by CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute and will be the first of two video programs organized in anticipation of Richard Fung’s Kessler Award lecture on December 16th, presented by CLAGS. For information on related events, including a video program on queer Asian Canadian history at the Museum of Chinese in America on December 10th, and the Kessler lecture and award ceremony, which is free and open to the public on December 16th at the CUNY Graduate Center, see


Curated by Leeroy Kun Young Kang, in partnership with CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute.