In exciting art news, the AGO announced a major new Caribbean art exhibit that opens Sept 1st.
Fragments of Epic Memory will include work by more than 30 artists, reflecting a diverse range of perspectives and stories and invites visitors to “experience the multiple ways of encountering the Caribbean and its diaspora, from the the period following emancipation through today.”
Expect over 200 photographs from the AGO’s Montgomery Collection of Caribbean Photographs, alongside paintings, sculpture, and video works.
“The story of the Caribbean, the diaspora and its artists aren’t one story, but a range of histories, media, voices and lived experiences, best understood through the interplay of them all,” says Julie Crooks, Curator, Arts of Global Africa, and the Diaspora. “Toronto is also home to one of the world’s largest Caribbean communities, and the work of local artists like Sandra Brewster, Natalie Wood and Vancouver’s Charles Campbell is a significant part of the transnational story we’re telling.”
The fall is filling up with incredible arts events, and this one is surely not to be missed.
Fragments of Epic Memory opens to AGO Members on Sept. 1, 2021. Annual Passholders and members of the public may visit beginning Sept. 4, 2021. Exhibit runs until February 21, 2022. Share your enthusiasm and experience on social by tagging @AGOToronto and using the hashtag #CaribbeanArtAGO.