Saturday, January 14, 2023
University of Toronto Art Centre
John G. Hampton and Lillian O’Brien Davis will speak about the origins, travel, and present reality of “Whiteness” as a concept and a racial invention that classifies degrees of civility/humanity as presented in the various artworks in Conceptions of White.
This event is free and is open to the public.
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About the Curators
John G. Hampton (they/them) is a curator, artist, administrator, and the current Executive Director and CEO of the MacKenzie Art Gallery. They hold a Masters of Visual Studies in Curatorial Studies from the University of Toronto, and a BA in Visual Arts from the University of Regina. John is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, the United States, and Canada, and grew up in Regina. They have previously held positions as Executive Director of the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Artistic Director of Trinity Square Video, Curator-in-Residency at the Art Musem at the University of Toronto and Curator at Neutral Ground Artist-Run Centre.
Lillian O’Brien Davis is the Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs at Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto. She has curated independent projects at Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Susan Hobbs Gallery, School of Art Gallery at the University of Manitoba, and the MacKenzie Art Gallery. Her writing has appeared in BlackFlash Magazine, Canadian Art online, C Magazine, Insight Magazine,. and RACAR Art History Journal.
Conceptions of White is organized by the Mackenzie Art Gallery.
Title and Page Image: Deanna Bowen, White Man’s Burden, 2022, Installation of framed giclee prints and oil on canvas from Mackenzie Art Gallery collection (detail). Variable dimensions. Courtesy of the artist and the Mackenzie Art Gallery.