CURATED BY EMILIE CRONING & HANNAH TRAORE
February 1 – 24, 2018
The Gladstone Hotel
Opening Reception Friday, February 2, 7 – 10pm.
Artists will be present.
After Party Friday, February 2, 10pm onwards
DJ hosted dance party
Panel Discussion Friday, February 9, 6 – 9pm
A discussion with artist and social activist, Syrus Marcus Ware, photo editor and emerging curator, Liz Ikiriko, and urban planner and co-founder of Ciinema, Craig Cal. Moderated by scholar and curator Isolde Brielmaier.
Artist Talk Tuesday, February 20, 7 – 9pm
Wedge Curatorial Projects is pleased to present Of Ourselves at the Gladstone Hotel between February 1 – 24 as part of TD Bank Group’s celebration of Black History Month.
Of Ourselves explores the complexities of the Black experience and identity referencing African-American writer and activist W.E.B. DuBois’ concept of ‘double consciousness’; a notion that explores the idea that people of colour have two identities – one that they feel is true to themselves, and one that the judgement of the outside world has imposed upon them. Struggling to consolidate these two identities can often cause a skewed self-image.
Through their work, Toronto-based photographers Yannick Anton, Curtiss Randolph, Nathalia Allen, and Neva Wireko engage audiences with their perspectives on Black life. They have captured joy, energy and introspective representation, and each artist contributes to a space of conversation and insight. Of Ourselves aims to question existing stereotypes by presenting real narratives and real experience, and to illuminate how young Black artists see their own community, putting the power of portrayal in the hands of those being portrayed.
Presented with TD Bank Group and the Gladstone Hotel. A warm thank you to our sponsors.