the cut, the tear, & the remix:
contemporary collage and Black futures
On behalf of our friends at the McMaster Museum of Art, we also wanted to draw attention to an upcoming exhibition:
the cut, the tear, & the remix: contemporary collage and Black futures presents the work of eight contemporary artists deeply engaged in exploring Afrofuturism and the African diaspora. Set in an otherworldly, cosmic digital environment, artists show their work using “cut & paste” techniques — both through traditional paper forms for collage and new expressions such as video, digital art, and design. The exhibition is curated by Hamilton artist stylo starr and is a result of starr’s curatorial research and mentorship program with both the McMaster Museum of Art and Nia Centre.
Whether it’s through engaging with Anna Binta Diallo’s mythical silhouette cut-outs, Yung Yemi’s Afro-futuristic portraits, or Kofi Oduro’s coded audio track, the show acts as an invitation for others to contemplate and participate in this new, Afrofuturist imagining.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a printed feature in PITCH magazine, an independently run Black arts publication based in Hamilton and featuring work from the McMaster community and beyond (check PITCH out here!).
The exhibition will launch online in a custom digital environment designed by artist SPATIAL-ESK on April 22 with a virtual walkthrough (more information and registration for the launch event available here).