Feature Image: John Akomfrah,The Unfinished Conversation, 2012, installation view, The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding/Decoding, January 24–May 18, 2015, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto. Collection of the Tate; jointly purchased by the Tate and the British Council, 2013. Courtesy of the artist, Smoking Dogs Films, and Carroll Fletcher, London. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.
This article examines the curatorial practices of two important Black Canadian women curators—Gaëtane Verna, Director of The Power Plant, and independent curator Andrea Fatona. The author argues that inter- sectional Black feminist perspectives inform the ways in which they navigate issues of social inclusion through their curatorial selection, interpretation, and discussion of artworks by artists from diverse cultural communities.
“Embodiment and Subjectivity”: Intersectional Black Feminist Curatorial Practices in Canada