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Curatorial Tour and Book Signing with Dr. Kenneth Montague

A program of:
As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic

Saturday, November 5, 2022
University of Toronto Art Centre

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Join prominent art collector Dr. Kenneth Montague for a public tour of the exhibition As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic, followed by a book signing of the homonymous book published by Aperture from which the exhibition was adapted. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

About the Speaker

Dr. Kenneth Montague is a Toronto-based art collector and the founder and director of Wedge Curatorial Projects, a non-profit organization that supports emerging and established African and Diasporic artists. Since 1997 Montague has been exhibiting contemporary art that explores Black identity and showcasing these works within his growing Wedge Collection. Montague grew up in a Jamaican-Canadian family on the border of Canada and America; his family was one of the first Jamaican immigrants in the community and closely immersed in issues of race and representation. He has served on the Africa Acquisitions Committee at Tate Modern, London; the Advisory Board of the Ryerson Image Centre; and the Photography Curatorial Committee of the Art Gallery of Ontario. He is currently an AGO Trustee and an Advisor to the Global Africa Department. For his ongoing work with emerging artists and young creatives, Montague received an honorary doctorate from OCAD University, Toronto in 2016. A photobook featuring works from his Wedge Collection was published by Aperture Foundation in Fall 2021.

Title and Page Image: Zun Lee, Jebron Felder and his son Jae’shaun at home, Harlem, New York, September 2011, selenium split-tone K7 on Hanhemüle Photo Rag. From As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic (Aperture, 2021). Courtesy of Zun Lee, from the Father Figure Project.

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