Janet Dees: Notes Towards a Black Feminist Curatorial Practice

Onsite Gallery Curatorial Lecture

Thursday, February 22, 2024, 6 – 8 pm
OCAD University, Toronto
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Onsite Gallery is delighted to present its inaugural annual Black History Month lecture series featuring guest curator Janet Dees. This enlightening event, titled Notes Towards a Black Feminist Curatorial Practice: Contemplation, ‘Difficult Knowledge,’ and ‘Radical Friendship’, will take place at OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, MC190 (Auditorium), Toronto ON. The lecture will be followed by a conversation between Janet Dees and Andrea Fatona.

The lecture is co-presented with the Centre for the Study of Black Canadian Diaspora, underscoring the importance of fostering dialogues on Black history, art and culture within and across our communities.

Onsite Gallery is generously supported by The Delaney Family.
ASL interpretation is available.

About Janet Dees

Janet Dees, a distinguished curator and art historian, brings her unique perspective to the forefront of contemporary curatorial practices. Her work delves into the intersection of art, history, and archives, exploring how contemporary artists engage with these elements. Her lecture promises to ignite meaningful conversations about the transformative power of art and the importance of embracing diverse perspectives within the curatorial realm.

About Andrea Fatona

Andrea Fatona is an independent curator and an associate professor at OCAD University, where she holds the Canada Research Chair, Tier II in Black Canadian Cultural Production.

Currently on view at Onsite Gallery are dual exhibitions, power + Taqralik Partridge: ᐳᓛᖃᑎᒌᑦ (Pulaaqatigiit) until May 18, 2024

About Onsite Gallery

Onsite Gallery, OCAD University’s flagship professional gallery, presents contemporary, Indigenous, and public art and design to advance knowledge creation and stimulate local and international conversations on the urgent issues of our time.

Gallery Hours
Wednesday: 12 to 7 p.m.
Thursday to Saturday: 12 to 5 p.m.
Gallery admission and all events are free.

Onsite Gallery is an accessible venue with all-gender, single-user washrooms.
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About OCAD University (OCAD U)
OCAD University (www.ocadu.ca) is Canada’s university of the imagination. Founded in 1876, the university is dedicated to art, design and digital media education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines.

Contact Information:
Susan Jama
Programs & Community Coordinator, Onsite Gallery

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