Position as Desired at Art Gallery of Windsor
Anique Jordan, Detail from 94 Chestnut at the Crossroads, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Dr Kenneth Montague | The Wedge Collection

Position As Desired: Exploring African Canadian Identity
Photographs from the Wedge Collection

February 11 May 7, 2017
Art Gallery of Windsor


Opening & Launch Party
Friday, February 10, 7
10pm
Music by DJ Nino of Yes Yes Y’All (Toronto)

Including works by:

Yannick Anton
Buseje Bailey
Jon Blak
Deanna Bowen
Sandra Brewster
Michael Chambers
Erika Defreitas
Pete Doherty
Stan Douglas
Stella Fakiyesi
Fred Herzog
Anique Jordan
Christina Leslie
Jalani Morgan
Megan Morgan
Zanele Muholi
Dawit L. Petros
Kara Springer
Stacey Tyrell
David Zapparoli

In The Black Canada Collective
Nina Aning
Donna Paris
Sonia Godding Togobo

 

Position As Desired: Exploring African Canadian Identity | Photographs from the Wedge Collection is the first major exhibition to examine the history, movement and experiences of African Canadians through contemporary photography. This touring exhibition was co-organized with the Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto) where it first opened in 2010, before travelling to The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 (Halifax) in 2013. Conceived and organized by Windsor-born art collector Kenneth Montague, the exhibition presents a wide variety of photographic works from his personal archive – the Wedge Collection – ranging from rare vintage portraits of the first African immigrants to Canada to contemporary works by established artists. Through works by emerging artists as well as a commissioned video work by the collective In the Black Canada – a video based on a series of interviews with members of Windsor’s Black community – the exhibition attempts to instigate a conversation about the experiences of African Canadians within the context of Canada’s 150th anniversary. For more information vist the Art Gallery of Windsor’s exhibition website

Panel Discussion – Position as Desired: Artists in Conversation
Saturday, February 11, 2 – 4 pm
This panel will bring together four artists – Anique J. Jordan, Jalani Morgan, Sandra Brewster and Kara Springer – to discuss their work in the exhibition Position as Desired. Moderated by curator Kenneth Montague, this conversation will explore the ways in which the artists consider the history, movement and experiences of African Canadians through contemporary photography.

AGW Members $5, Non-members $10

Artist Talk & Curator’s Tour
Saturday April 29, 12:30 4pm
Meet In The Black Canada, the artist trio behind the specially commissioned video work The Windsor Project, followed by an exhibition tour with curator Kenneth Montague

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