Part of the While Black collective project series.
Or Gallery with the support of Art Gallery of Greater Victoria will present a talk by Montréal-based curator Dominique Fontaine at 1:30 to 2:30 pm on Saturday, July 17th at Or Gallery.
Seating capacity is very limited and free registration is required on EventBrite. The talk will also be live-streamed to those who register. For those attending the talk in-person, there will be an opportunity to view the related exhibition at Or Gallery beforehand from 12 to 1:15pm.
This public talk will include time for audience questions before concluding at 3pm.
Ms. Fontaine will discuss her curatorial practice in relation to contemporary art institutions and independent spaces, as well as her pivotal role in organizing and networking Black artists and curators both within and beyond Francophone communities.
The While Black project is organized by a network of curators based across Canada. This talk is one of the first events in a series of planned forums and public presentations organized by curators, in conversation with artists, to consider both the limits and possibilities of the relationship between contemporary art spaces and Black art, arts workers and audiences. The current iteration at Or Gallery, While Black: a forum for speculation on what the gallery can’t hold (on view through August 14th) features responses, questions, imperatives, proposals and insight of ten artists on the relationship between Black art and contemporary art institutions. For more information, please visit orgallery.org or #orgallery on Facebook and Instagram.