Fragments of Epic Memory

Wednesday 1 September 2021 – Tuesday 1 February 2022

Roshini Kempadoo (2004) From the series Ghosting

Roshini Kempadoo (2004) From the series Ghosting

Fragments of Epic Memory at the Art Gallery Ontario, Toronto, Canada hosts a major exhibition exploring the art and legacy of the Caribbean. The exhibition invites visitors to experience the multiple ways of encountering the Caribbean and its diaspora, from the period following emancipation through today. 

The first exhibition organized by the AGO’s new Department of Arts of Global Africa and the Diaspora, blends historical and contemporary narratives, presenting more than 200 photographs from the AGO’s Montgomery Collection of Caribbean Photographs alongside paintings, sculpture, and video works by modern and contemporary Caribbean artists that show how the region’s histories are constantly revisited and reimagined through artistic production over time.

Fragments of Epic Memory is curated by Julie Crooks, Curator of Arts of Global Africa and the Diaspora and features a new commission by Sandra Brewster and art works by Ebony G. Patterson, Frank Bowling, and Manuel Mathieu.