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Diasporas: Threads Connecting Our Origins

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

In the 21st century, it seems many Canadians still have a very limited understanding of what it means to walk through the world racialized as “Black” people in Canada. This exhibition asks you to consider these ideas as a way of opening up a new understanding of what it means to be Black and Canadian from the perspective of this group of artists.

We will explore the work of 11 artists who are Indigenous Africans in the diaspora or descendants of African Diasporic people who can trace their roots back to those who were forced into the Americas during the transatlantic slave trade. The works presented here examine the various ways these artist works are a commentary on their understanding of these histories. It is a statement on how the individual’s sense of identity influences their approach to the works they are making. 

Diasporas is on now thru June 2023 at THEMUSEUM.

Featured Artists:

EHIKO ODEH 

EMMANUEL OSAHOR 

FRANTZ BRENT-HARRIS 

GLORIA C. SWAIN 

KRYSTAL BALL 

LEONE MCCOMAS 

OWEN GORDON 

PETER OWUSU-ANSAH 

RAOUL OLOU 

TABITHA LEWIS 

NATALIE ASUMENG

Venue

THEMUSEUM
10 King Street West Kitchener, ON, N2G 1A3 ON Canada
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