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Estuaries

Ongoing

5 October - 15 December

Details

Start:
5 October
End:
15 December

Curated by

Joana Joachim

Location

Main-floor
Dark rocks extend into the sea.

Estuaries

About the Exhibition

Estuaries form when freshwater rivers meet the ocean and become slightly salty. The Atlantic is the saltiest of the five ocean basins. John Owens, eponym of the Owens Art Gallery, was a successful shipbuilder, as was his executor, Robert Reed. Using funds from Owens’ estate, Reed worked with artist John Hammond to develop a teaching collection now housed at the Owens. The Maritimes, like the rest of Canada, profited from shipbuilding and colonial economies linked to transatlantic slavery. Meanwhile, Black histories were systematically washed away. Estuaries floats in the space between these facts, musing on Black diasporic peoples’ relationship to the ocean.

Top Image: Denise Ferreira da Silva and Arjuna Neuman, 4 Waters-Deep Implicancy, 2018, video stills, courtesy of the Artists