Black Future Month 3016: 4th Annual Afrofuturism Art Exhibition

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Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 12:30am to Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 10:00pm

Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 3 at 7:30 p.m.: Graduate Gallery (205 Richmond St. W., Ground Floor)
Exhibition runs til February 20 at Graduate Gallery and Ada Slaight Student Gallery (100 McCaul St., 2nd Floor)

With great anticipation, returning to OCAD University for the second year in a row, BLACK FUTURE MONTH 3016 is a part of BLACK FRACTALS, the 2016 Black History Month Program at OCAD U.

Presently in its fourth year, the Black Future Month 3016 Art Exhibition is the longest consecutive annual Black art exhibit in Toronto. The overarching theme of the fourth Annual Afrofuturism Art Exhibition is exploring the infinite ways of beings in the far-off distant future as envisioned by Black people over the spectrum of a 1000 years from now.

The exhibition serves as a professionally curated platform that consists of OCAD U students, alumni, staff and faculty along with selected artists from the Black community. This initiative was created in 2013 by OCAD U alumnus Danilo McCallum.

This year's exhibition will be spread between the Ada Slaight Gallery Space in 100 McCaul St. and the Graduate Gallery at 205 Richmond St. W., with another satellite location at the Art Gallery of Mississauga.

This year's exhibition features work from OCAD U's very own Tennesha Skyers, Camille Lauren, Sheniece Cater, Nathan Vernon, Kadicha Foster, Aaron Jones, Quentin VerCetty, Alecia Doley, Danilo McCallum with additional works from BLACK KIRBY (Stacey Robinson and John Jennings, Buffalo, NY) Maliciouz Art (Montreal, QC), Kalkidan Assefa (Ottawa, ON), Jabari “Eliscer” Elliott, Yannick Anton, Mosa McNeilly (Guelph, ON), Wolf J. McFarlane, Anthony Gebrehiwot, OBUXUM, and Black Toronto 2116.

The event is being sponsored by the OCAD U Faculty of LAS/SIS, Faculty of Art, Faculty of Design, Digital Futures Department, Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives, Graduate Studies, R.I.S.E. Edutainment, Deluxo, PRIYOME Co, York United Black Student Association, African Studies Course Union, York Black Graduate Student Collective

BLACK FUTURE MONTH 3016 is considered one of the top events happening in the city for Black History Month!

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery (205 Richmond St. W., Ground Floor) & Ada Slaight Student Gallery (100 McCaul St., 2nd Floor)
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Black Future Month 3015

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Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 5:00am to Friday, March 6, 2015 - 5:00am

3rd Annual Afrofuturism Exhibition – 3015 A collective look into our distant future

The Black Future Month 3015 exhibition is a platform for artists who identify as black to explore the infinite expressions of Afrofuturism and other expansive themes like black identify and existence in the future.

Featuring: Danilo McCallum, Kanyika Yorke, Quentin "Babatunde" Vercetty, Dainsha Nugent, Aaron Jones, Nodinamaad, Stephen Surlin, Dheeko Kinte, Curtia Wright, Chris Ak, MuXubo Mohamed, SoTeeOh, Ola Ojo, Javid JAH, Ekow Nimako, Komi Olaf 

Opening Reception: Sunday, February 22, 3015, 6 to 10 p.m.

Curated by OCAD U alumnus Danilo McCallum as part of Black History Month at OCAD U.

Afrofuturism Discussion Panel and Performances: Orbiting Around Women in Afrofuturism

Friday, February 27, 3015, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Central Hall, Room 230

Moderator: Camille Isaacs

Panelists: Camille Turner (Futuristic artist and author), Asia Clarke (Innovative fashion and jewellery designer), Saidah Baba Talibah (Avant-garde Music artist)

Performers: Faduma Mohamed, Ohm, Sharrae Lyon 

#BFM3015 #BlackFutureMonth

The event is being sponsored by the President's Office, Office of the Vice-President, Academic, Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives, Faculty of Art, Faclty of Design, Faculty of LAS/SIS, Indigenous Visual Culture, Research & Graduate Studies and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul Street Lobby (Main Entrance) and Transit Space (2nd Floor)