While Black: a forum for speculation on what the gallery can’t hold

Organized by Charles Campbell, Michelle Jacques and Denise Ryner.
In consultation with Pamela Edmonds, Alyssa Fearon, Dominique Fontaine, Sally Frater, Bushra Junaid, Crystal Mowry and Allison Yearwood.

A co-presentation with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown.


This is the first event in a multi-year series of planned forums, talks and public presentations developed and organized by Black curators from across Canada in conversation with artists to consider both the limits and possibilities of the relationship between contemporary art spaces in Canada and Black art, artists, arts workers and audiences.

Artists in this first iteration present questions, imperatives, narratives and proposals to initiate exchange on the space for Black art in public culture with local respondents, collaborating curators and gallery visitors.

Exhibition Booklet

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Installation photos by Dennis Ha.