Friday, February 24, 2017

Gallery Artist Pete Doherty in Group Exhibition "Position as Desired" at Art Gallery of Windsor

Wonder Truck, Toronto, 2003 © Pete Doherty / courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery
Position As Desired: Exploring African Canadian Identity
Photographs from the Wedge Collection

February 11 May 7, 2017

Art Gallery of Windsor


Participating artists: Yannick Anton, Buseje Bailey, Jon Blak, Deanna Bowen, Sandra Brewster, Michael Chambers, Erika Defreitas, Pete Doherty, Stan Douglas, Stella Fakiyesi, Fred Herzog, Anique Jordan, Christina Leslie, Jalani Morgan, Megan Morgan, Zanele Muholi, Dawit L. Petros, Kara Springer, Stacey Tyrell, David Zapparoli and In The Black Canada Collective: Nina Aning, Donna Paris, Sonia Godding Togobo.


Position As Desired: Exploring African Canadian Identity | Photographs from the Wedge Collection
 is the first major exhibition to examine the history, movement and experiences of African Canadians through contemporary photography. This touring exhibition was co-organized with the Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto) where it first opened in 2010, before travelling to The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 (Halifax) in 2013. Conceived and organized by Windsor-born art collector Kenneth Montague, the exhibition presents a wide variety of photographic works from his personal archive – the Wedge Collection – ranging from rare vintage portraits of the first African immigrants to Canada to contemporary works by established artists. Through works by emerging artists as well as a commissioned video work by the collective In the Black Canada – a video based on a series of interviews with members of Windsor’s Black community – the exhibition attempts to instigate a conversation about the experiences of African Canadians within the context of Canada’s 150th anniversary.


For more information please visit: www.agw.ca


For more information about the Wedge Collection please visit: www.wedgecuratorialprojects.org


Pete Doherty's artist page: www.bulgergallery.com

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