August 3, 2022
Starting this Friday, August 5, Dis/Mantle, an art exhibit inspired by the efforts of black abolitionists, will reimagine the Spadina Museum through a narrative of Afrofuturism. On view until Saturday, December 31, the group exhibition includes soundscapes, ceramics and visual art by Canadian artists from the Afro-Caribbean diaspora.
Media are invited to a Dis/Mantle preview tomorrow, Thursday, August 4. Remarks will be delivered by Cheryl Blackman, Acting General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, City of Toronto; John Wiggins, Vice President, Organizational Culture and Inclusion, Toronto Raptors; and Gordon Shadrach, lead artist, Dis/Mantle.
Date: Thursday August 4
Time: 6 p.m. (speech at 6:30 p.m.)
Location: Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Road.
Dis/Mantle is the latest installation in the award-winning Awakenings program, a series of art projects created within Toronto’s history museums by Black, Indigenous, artists of color and the 2SLGBTQ+ community, operating under the principles of anti -oppression, anti-colonialism and anti-racism.
More information is available on the city’s Dis/Mantle webpage. The social media tags for the event are #DisMantle and #Awakenings.
The City is grateful to the Toronto Raptors community partner and media partner 106.5 ELMNT FM for their support of the Awakenings program.
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