POSITON AS DESIRED
Exhibition Coordinator with Wedge Curatorial Projects
Curated by Kenneth Montague
February 11 - May 7, 2017 at the Art Gallery of Windsor
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.