Opening Reception 'Brendan Fernandes: Lost Bodies'

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Opening Reception 'Brendan Fernandes: Lost Bodies'
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Brendan Fernandes
LOST BODIES
Wednesday November 9, 2016 − Sunday March 19, 2017

Opening reception:
Friday November 11, 6:30–8pm
Artist and curator will be present

'Lost Bodies' brings a Canadian artist’s work in dialogue with two of this country’s most distinctive collections of African art: the Justin and Elisabeth Lang Collection of African Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and the collection of the Textile Museum of Canada. Brendan Fernandes has selected works from both collections and presents them in dialogue with his own new video, print and performance work. He juxtaposes a set of performances of colonial inheritance – ballet gestures that derive from deferential manners of the French court and the conventions of museum display – with collected objects of African origin to raise questions about visual and discursive practices that shape a range of perspectives of African art within public museums.

This exhibition is curated by Sunny Kerr, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, and has been developed in partnership with the Textile Museum of Canada.

http://www.textilemuseum.ca/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/brendan-fernandes-lost-bodies
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By: Textile Museum of Canada