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While Black: a forum for speculation on what the gallery can’t hold

Documenting their relationship to the art gallery and its systems of representation, Black artists working in Canada consider ‘what the gallery can’t hold’. Through multimodal and multimedia responses, these artists offer questions, imperatives, proposals, and insight into their own experiences within contemporary art institutions and the cultural life beyond them.

This is the second event in a series of planned forums and public presentations organised by curators based across this country, in conversation with artists, to consider both the limits and possibilities of the relationship between contemporary art spaces and Black art, arts workers, and audiences.

Organized by Charles Campbell, Michelle Jacques, and Denise Ryner. Charlottetown curator: Charles Campbell. A co-presentation of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, in collaboration with the Black Cultural Society of P.E.I.

Photo: lyunade Judah , Bond, 2021, Digital Print

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