Talks

What Matters Most

Group of people smiling at a table looking Polaroids

Unknown photographer, [Group gathered inside looking at Polaroids], 1962. Black and white instant print (Polaroid Type 107), 8.5 x 10.8 cm. Purchase, with funds donated by Martha LA McCain, 2018. © Art Gallery of Ontario. 2018/982.

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Talks

What Matters Most

Friday, September 9, 7 PM
Baillie Court, Art Gallery of Ontario

 

Join poet and essayist Dawn Lundy Martin for a conversation with artist Zun Lee and AGO Curator, Photography Sophie Hackett about the exhibition What Matters Most: Photographs of Black Life, featuring photographs from the AGO’s Fade Resistance Collection. Assembled by Zun Lee, the collection gathers Polaroid instant prints of African-American family life from the 1960s to the early 2000s. They will explore the role of photographs in creating and maintaining a sense of Black identity, memory and loss, the ethics of institutional versus communal care, and the importance of safeguarding visual culture. 

The event will launch the hardcover publication, co-published by the AGO and Delmonico Books/D.A.P., with texts by Lee and Hackett, as well as Dawn Lundy Martin, and cultural theorists Fred Moten and Stefano Harney.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition What Matters Most: Photographs of Black Life.

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