Also As Well Too presents:
the house that Whiteness built.
Artist Divya Mehra and writer Amy Fung will be premiering a new collaboration that re-positions the cherished Canadian classic, Anne of Green Gables, in a slightly new light. As a fiercely independent and strong-headed woman, Anne is ostracized by her WASP community for simply being different. Unapologetic for her challenging opinions, work ethic, and dubious background, the house that Whiteness built. re-examines this beloved heroine through an intersectional lens of race, class and gender inequality that continues into the present moment.
Saturday, November 10th, 7PM at PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts, 100 Arthur Street
*No Q+A following performance
Amy Fung is a writer, researcher and curator born in Kowloon, Hong Kong, and currently based in Toronto, Canada. She received her Masters in English and Film Studies from the University of Alberta with a specialization in criticism, poetics, and the moving image. Her writings can be found in print and online publications such as Canadian Art, Art Papers, C Magazine, and Frieze, among many more since 2002. Since 2008, her curatorial projects have taken place in museums and galleries across Canada and the UK. Most recently, Fung held the position of Artistic Director of IMAGES Festival, Toronto between 2015 – 2017. She is a co-founder of MICE Magazine and has served on numerous boards and juries across the country. She is currently writing her first book on Canadian art forthcoming 2019.
Divya Mehra works in sculpture, print, drawing, artist books, installation, advertising, video, and film and is known for her meticulous attention to the interaction of form, medium, and site. Recontextualizing references found in music, literature, and current affairs, her acerbic body of work addresses the long-term effects of colonization and institutional racism. Mehra’s work has been presented as part of exhibitions, screenings, and commissions, including with Creative Time (New York), MoMA PS1 (New York), MTV (New York), the Queens Museum (New York), MASS MoCA (North Adams), Artspeak (Vancouver), Justina M. Barnicke Gallery (Toronto), the Images Festival (Toronto), the Beijing 798 Biennale (Beijing), BielefelderKunstverein (Bielefeld), and Latitude 28 (Delhi). Mehra holds an MFA from Columbia University and is represented by Georgia Sherman Projects. In 2017 she was shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award.