From September 23, 2021 to March 26, 2022.
“Blackity” delineates the trajectory of contemporary Black Canadian art as witnessed by Artexte’s collection between the 1970s and the 2010s. The exhibition gathers some key moments and people to consider the thematic, aesthetic or conceptual threads linking them.
By placing these documents in relation to one another, curator Joana Joachim begins to trace a temporal cartography of Black Canadian art history. The exhibition is presented both on site and online. The digital space is conceptualized as a companion to the physical exhibition offering a glimpse into the Black Canadian art milieu beyond the borders of Artexte’s collection.
“Blackity” is presented both on-site and online. The online portion of the exhibition, developed in collaboration with digital-designer and developer Alex Nowatka and Mutual Design studio, will be launched on October 7, 2021.
Curator: Joana Joachim, art historian and professor