Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Rungh Re/Launch Party at Centre A!

Saturday, Feb. 10 from 7 to 10 pm
Centre A (2nd floor, 268 Keefer St.)

We’ll be celebrating the return of Rungh Magazine with the launch of its newest issue on Saturday, Feb. 10. Join us for a night of readings, music, and performances. A selection of past and present issues will be availabe for purchase.

Launched in Vancouver and Toronto in 1992, Rungh published throughout the 90s as a South Asian Quarterly of Culture, Comment, and Criticism, acting as a cultural producer on the regional and national arts scenes. The magazine ceased to publish in 1999, and a partial archive of Rungh‘s print issues lived online from 2005 to 2017. Now, Rungh is re-launching as a web publication. We’re excited to celebrate the magazine’s 25-year history and the launch of its January 2018 issue.

Please remember to register online for this event. This launch is being held in conjunction with the Vancouver screenings of Ali Kazimi’s 2016 film, Random Acts of Legacy, on Friday, Feb. 9.

Readings, music, performances, and more!

This event will be hosted by Jen Sungsine and David Ng from Love IntersectionsWe’ll also be welcoming some amazing artists and writers from near and far to help celebrate this new chapter for Rungh:

Ali Kazimi- award-winning filmmaker and author of Undesirables: White Canada and the Komagata Maru — an Ilustrated History.

Nurjehan Aziz- editor at Mawenzi House, a Toronto publishing house that foregrounds diversity in writing from Canada and beyond

Rahat Kurd- poet and author of Cosmophilia (Talon Books)

Prem Gill- CEO of Creative BC and former member of Rungh’s editorial team

Cecily Nicholson- poet and author of Wayside Sang (Talon Books)

Shazia Hafiz Ramji- poet, editor, and author of Prosopopoeia (Anstruther Press)

Sadhu Binning- poet and author of No More Watno Dur and Fauji Banta Singh (Mawenzi House)

Phinder Dulai- poet, editor, author of Basmati Brown, Ragas from the Periphery, and dream/arteries

Junie Desil- Vancouver poet and activist

Live music by Moondle Band, a Vancouver-based alternative/pop band

Music curation: David Laulinen, Jerry Gill, Zakir Suleman, and more