Rungh Programs

Rungh is committed to programing and projects that create new conversations and connections. Rungh continues to animate its archive.
Local Colour
Local Colour was a grass roots protest in 1991-1992 against the exclusionary practices of the Vancouver Art Gallery. This conversation with Tarah Hogue and Zool Suleman is an entry point into the Local Colour protest.
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Summer Block PartyRungh Readings with Hogan's Alley Society
Summer Block Party was a partnership event with Hogan's Alley Society held on Saturday, August 24 at Nora Hendrix Place (258 Union Street) . The event featured an “archive reactivation" of Rungh's Antiracism issue (Volume 4, Number 1&2) (Guest Edited by Ashok Mathur and Sourayan Mookerjea) by Naomi Gracechild, Patrick Pouponneau, and Darcy McFadden.
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Rungh Readings @VABFPoetry, reflection and archive reactivations
Rungh hosted a series of readings and "archive reactivations" at the Vancouver Art Book Fair on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20, 2019 (a stormy wet weekend on the front plaza of Emily Carr University of Art and Design). Featuring readings by Jessica Johns, Sadhu Binning, Phinder Dulai, Patrick Pouponneau, Isabella Wang, Sunera Thobani, Shazia Hafiz Ramji, and Carolyn Nakagawa.
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Rungh Readings at Full Circle: First Nations PerformanceIndigenous and South Asian women poets in conversation
Rungh Cultural Society, in partnership with Full Circle: First Nations Performance hosted an afternoon of poetry readings at the Full Circle Studio on Sunday, August 18, 2019. This Rungh Readings event featured readings by Jessica Johns, Sana Janjua, Fauzia Rafique and Wanda John-Kehewin. Hosted by Phay Moores.
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Recollective: Vancouver Independent Archives Week 2018/19
A series of free public events, panels, conversations, and screenings, which took place from November 2 – 13, 2018 highlighting artist-run centre archives, artists working with archives, and the intersections between contemporary art practices and social movements in Vancouver.
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Art and Feminism WikipediaEdit-a-thon
Rungh is committed to documenting art stories. Art + Feminism is an international documentation project that directly addresses the information gap about gender, feminism, and the arts on the internet. In partnership with various galleries and artist spaces, Rungh held events in 2019 (with the Surrey Art Gallery and with Centre A) and has planned events in 2020.
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1990's Film and Video: Reflections on 'identity' and 'belonging'
Rungh partnered with the 2019 DOXA Documentary Film Festival to co-curate and co-present a programming stream exploring some of the body of work created by South Asian artists during the 1990’s. In addition to the screening of the films and videos, Rungh also published a Special Issue, Volume 6, Number 4 with newly commissioned essays, and more.
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Engaging in Centering IBPOC arts and culture
Rungh is engaged in a journey with PC/Cp to place IBPOC artists and their communities at the centre of Canadian art making.
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