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Reading Group: Good Immigrant, Bad Immigrant by Billy Tang, Senior Curator, RAM

27 Oct 2020, Tue 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

This reading group session will be held on Zoom. Sign up here to receive the link and password.

Inspired by the commentary and writings of novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen, this reading group explores the overlapping concepts related to immigration and transnationalism. Moving between reportage, criticism and fiction, it will explore how the framing of good or bad immigrants is intimately tied to questions of belonging, otherness, identity, and empathy. It draws on the archetypal literary figure of the antihero to challenge underlying prejudices, and locate counter-images embodying a more fluid way of identifying with transnational experiences around the world.


Billy Tang (United Kingdom/China) is a Senior Curator at the Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai.


Image: Trinh T. Minh-ha, Shoot for the Contents, 1991, film still. Courtesy the artist.