28 Days: Reimagining Black History Month at Justina M. Barnicke.

January 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

In conjunction with Georgia Scherman Projects, UofT’s Justina M. Barnicke Gallery is showing 28 Days: Reimagining Black History Month. The dual exhibitions are curated by Pamela Edmonds and Sally Frater.

From the press release:

28 Days brings together the diverse work of Canadian artists with that of their international contemporaries in the United States and the United Kingdom to explore the staging of Black History Month. Featuring works in print, video, photography, painting, drawing, and sculptural installation, the exhibition examines the confluence of history and memory and its relationship to contemporary art and representational space.

Exploring the impact of African diasporic and Black expressive cultures on the evolving geography of global contemporary art, the artists create an international dialogue that complicates and transgresses prevailing notions of representation, memory, history, nationalism, and identity as they are presented in the site of the gallery.

Artists present in the shows include Leo Asemota, Radcliffe Bailey, Sonia Boyce, Sandra Brewster, Delio Delgado, Godfried Donkor, Denniston Ewan, Stephen Fakiyesi, Dana Inkster, Roshini Kempadoo, Wangechi Mutu, Keith Piper, Rob Pruitt, Dionne Simpson, Mickalene Thomas, Camille Turner, Nari Ward, and Carrie Mae Weems.

The opening reception at JMB will be on Wednesday January 18 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.
The opening at Georgia Scherman will be on Saturday January 21 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

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