According to the curator’s statement, the project became an opportunity to look into the institution’s history of collections and exhibitions and was carried out in solidarity with the international Black Lives Matter movement defending the rights of people of African descent.
Celebrating its ninety years, the gallery celebrates the founding of the six-month group exhibition through its virtual platform, which presents the creations of a group of local artists meeting for the first time in a variety of themes and materials.
Where do we go from here? Unveiling critical thinking about the role of both art and exhibitions in producing narratives about our past, present, and future, guest curator Nia Lewis emphasized.
In Lewis’s words, the show articulated perspectives that challenge the colonial systems of knowledge and modes of representation that have historically characterized European artistic traditions.
Founded in 1931, the Vancouver Art Gallery is one of Canada’s most prominent cultural entities for its exhibitions, digital, public, and educational programs as well as the acquisition of artworks.
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