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April 19, 2021 - May 31, 2021

the cut, the tear, the remix: contemporary collage and Black futures

Hosted by Nia Centre for the Arts

The virtual exhibition presented by McMaster Museum of Art, in partnership with Nia Centre for the Arts and curated by Hamilton visual artist and art educator stylo starr, mixes traditional and contemporary forms of collage to explore Afrofuturism and the African diaspora.

the cut, the tear & the remix: contemporary collage and Black futures brings together the work of eight contemporary artists deeply engaged in the excavation of a future informed by their individual ancestral connections to the African and Caribbean diaspora and their varied interpretations of collage. This online exhibition presents “cut & paste” techniques in not only its traditional tactile paper and photomontage iterations, but also in uncharacteristic expressions of new media including video, text and design. The digital presentation of the remix, as a result of current global circumstances, is in and of itself an envisioning of the future of Black spatial and temporal experiences marking an invitation to participate in this new imagining.

The exhibition is accompanied by a printed feature in PITCH magazine, an independently run Black arts publication based in Hamilton.

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Nia Centre for the Arts

524 Oakwood Avenue, Toronto, ON, M6E 2X1, Canada

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Nia Centre for the Arts is a Toronto-based charitable organization that supports, showcases and promotes an appreciation of arts from across the Afro-Diaspora.