OVER MY BLACK BODY
From May 17th to June 22nd, 2019.
Exhibition presented as part of UQAM's 50th anniversary celebrations.
Galerie de l’UQAM’s 2018-2019 season comes to an end with Over My Black Body, a fascinating group exhibition that showcases works by local as well as American and British artists. The show is a collaborative project that was born out of a conversation between Eunice Bélidor and Anaïs Castro as they observed the ways in which bodies are codified in our contemporary societies. Through this continuous dialogue, Over My Black Body has become a tool to support the movement against the control of black bodies, to recognize the costumes imposed on them, while denouncing with insurgence the impunity given to institutionalized violence. The project favors an evolving mode and continues to take different forms and reach different audiences since its first iteration in Berlin in 2018.
At Galerie de l’UQAM, Over My Black Body becomes a journey through which the visitor is invited to reflect on the many codes that harm the black body in our society. Despite its political nature, the project is also a celebration of black life. The participating artists manipulate the codes of their culture in ways that are simultaneously celebratory and defiant.
Curators: Eunice Bélidor, Anaïs Castro
Artists: Nakeya Brown, Marilou Craft, Stanley Février, Erika DeFreitas, Amartey Golding, Manuel Mathieu, Chloé Savoie-Bernard
Guided tour, with the curators and a few artists from the exhibition, Thursday, May 16th, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (just before the opening)
Opening on Thursday, May 16th, at 5:30 p.m.