ARTS AGAINST POST-RACIALISM


Arts Against PostRacialism Exhibition at OCAD U’s Grad Gallery (205 Richmond St. West)

 
DateMonday, October 30, 2017 - 12:00pm to Friday, November 3, 2017 - 6:00pm

Website

https://mcgill.ca/aapr/

Location

Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St. W, Toronto

OCAD U alumni Quentin Vercetty, Esmaa Mohamoud work alongside artists Anique Jordan and Nadine Valcin in the mixed-media exhibit,  ARTS AGAINST POST-RACIALISM, curated by artist/curator Camille Turner and staged at the Grad Gallery at OCAD U.  The exhibition is part of a series of shows and a larger research project that responds to and expresses resistance to the presence of blackface on Canadian campuses. Four events will take place in October and early November at Quebec and Ontario universities including McGill, Queen’s, Wilfrid Laurier and OCAD University.  The shows respond to a research project led by Professor Philip Howard, of McGill’s Department of Integrated Studies in Education, the events will challenge blackface on Canadian university campuses by building capacity for critique and spaces of healing for those negatively impacted by blackface, by creating intra- and inter-campus networks between campus organizations interested in challenging blackface, and by raising the level of critical dialogue about blackface.

 

Blackface, or the act of artificially darkening the skin in an attempt to impersonate Black people, dates back to the days of blackface minstrelsy—a form of 19th and early 20th century entertainment that expressed nostalgia for slavery and racist violence, and employed stereotypical representations of Black people.  Contrary to popular belief, blackface minstrelsy was a popular form of entertainment in Canada, much as it was in the United States.  Contemporary Canadian blackface employs many of the tropes of anti-black racism associated with minstrelsy, while also reflecting some of the specific forms that anti-black racism takes in Canada today. A large proportion of contemporary Canadian blackface incidents occur on university campuses, with a significant number also occurring in professional entertainment venues in the province of Quebec.

 

Oct. 30 – Nov. 3, 2017

Featuring works by Nadine Valcin, Esmaa Mohamoud, Quentin Vercetty, Anique Jordan and Camille Turner.

Monday Oct. 30

12:30pm-2:30pm 

Afronautic Research Lab (Performance) @ Grad Gallery

Camille Turner 

3:30pm – 5:15pm

Scream Café (Performance) @ Grad Gallery

Anique Jordan

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Keynote Lecture @ 205 Richmond St. West, Room 420

Dr. Philip S.S Howard

7:30pm 

Artists’ Talkback @ 205 Richmond St. West, Room 420

8pm

Reception @ Grad Gallery

Wednesday Nov. 1

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Future Memories Workshop with Quentin Vercetty @ Grad Gallery

 

#aaprresist

@AAPRresist

[visit AAPR website www.mcgill.ca/aapr]

The AAPR exhibition at OCAD U is supported by The Office of Diversity, Equity and Sustainability Initiatives (ODESI), Art & Social Change and the OCAD U BLXCK Student Association



AAPR Poster
DateMonday, October 30, 2017 - 12:00pm to Friday, November 3, 2017 - 6:00pm

Website

https://mcgill.ca/aapr/

Location

Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St. W, Toronto

This hands-on workshop facilitated by Dr. Lynne Milgram will provide research proposal writing support for your upcoming CGS-M (SSHRC, NSERC) and Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) application(s). Please come prepared with specific questions related to your research projects.
Drawing and Painting is presenting Many Voices talks by visiting Alumni Artists Chen Cao and Dionne Simpson Many Voices continues in November
This workshop is an introduction to the rewarding experience of making an animation using paper cutouts.
Research Wednesdays, a new speaker series presented by the OCAD U Library, is a forum for anyone (undergrad or graduate students, staff, faculty) to present in a supportive environment. 
Visual Narratives with a Canadian Cut, A Pathy lecture at the Thomas Fisher Rare book library
See and hear some of our most accomplished OCAD U advertising graduates, with ad industry experience.  
Open office hours with President Sara Diamond for the OCAD U Community.
The 2nd OCAD U Poster Fair will feature current students selling original posters, prints and postcards in the lobby of 100 McCaul. Brought to you by the OCAD Zine Library.
Undergraduate students are invited to attend this information session to learn more about exchange opportunities and hear from students who participated in the program last year.
Complimentary massages, therapy dog & DIY care packages. Presented by Grad Studies, OCAD Student Union & Xpace Cultural Centre.  
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 12:00pm to Friday, November 3, 2017 - 6:00pm

OCAD U alumni Quentin Vercetty, Esmaa Mohamoud work alongside artists Anique Jordan and Nadine Valcin in the mixed-media exhibit,  ARTS AGAINST POST-RACIALISM, curated by artist/curator Camille Turner and staged at the Grad Gallery at OCAD U.  The exhibition is part of a series of shows and a larger research project that responds to and expresses resistance to the presence of blackface on Canadian campuses. Four events will take place in October and early November at Quebec and Ontario universities including McGill, Queen’s, Wilfrid Laurier and OCAD University.  The shows respond to a research project led by Professor Philip Howard, of McGill’s Department of Integrated Studies in Education, the events will challenge blackface on Canadian university campuses by building capacity for critique and spaces of healing for those negatively impacted by blackface, by creating intra- and inter-campus networks between campus organizations interested in challenging blackface, and by raising the level of critical dialogue about blackface.

 

Blackface, or the act of artificially darkening the skin in an attempt to impersonate Black people, dates back to the days of blackface minstrelsy—a form of 19th and early 20th century entertainment that expressed nostalgia for slavery and racist violence, and employed stereotypical representations of Black people.  Contrary to popular belief, blackface minstrelsy was a popular form of entertainment in Canada, much as it was in the United States.  Contemporary Canadian blackface employs many of the tropes of anti-black racism associated with minstrelsy, while also reflecting some of the specific forms that anti-black racism takes in Canada today. A large proportion of contemporary Canadian blackface incidents occur on university campuses, with a significant number also occurring in professional entertainment venues in the province of Quebec.

 

Oct. 30 – Nov. 3, 2017

Featuring works by Nadine Valcin, Esmaa Mohamoud, Quentin Vercetty, Anique Jordan and Camille Turner.

Monday Oct. 30

12:30pm-2:30pm 

Afronautic Research Lab (Performance) @ Grad Gallery

Camille Turner 

3:30pm – 5:15pm

Scream Café (Performance) @ Grad Gallery

Anique Jordan

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Keynote Lecture @ 205 Richmond St. West, Room 420

Dr. Philip S.S Howard

7:30pm 

Artists’ Talkback @ 205 Richmond St. West, Room 420

8pm

Reception @ Grad Gallery

Wednesday Nov. 1

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Future Memories Workshop with Quentin Vercetty @ Grad Gallery

 

#aaprresist

@AAPRresist

[visit AAPR website www.mcgill.ca/aapr]

The AAPR exhibition at OCAD U is supported by The Office of Diversity, Equity and Sustainability Initiatives (ODESI), Art & Social Change and the OCAD U BLXCK Student Association

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St. W, Toronto
Website: 
https://mcgill.ca/aapr/
AAPR Poster
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