After the opening reception, local DJ crews will spin both new and classic Jamaican music in a spontaneous display of dance and culture. The evening will provide a forum for cross-cultural dialogue.
About the Exhibition:
PRESENTED WITH THE GLADSTONE HOTEL AS PART OF TD THEN & NOW SERIES 2014
Home presents photographs by Jon Blak that explore Caribbean Canadian history, culture, art and music with a particular focus on youth culture. Toronto-based photographer Jon Blak works as an artist and educational outreach mentor. Much of his work addresses racism, stereotypes, and role-modelling for young people. Blak’s images reflect the changing contemporary cultural milieu in both Jamaica and Canada as he examines issues around class, race and cultural production to celebrate the impact of community. Home will include an interactive installation, and a short documentary film by Matthew Mulholland.
Curated by Kenneth Montague, director of Wedge Curatorial Projects.