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Images and power: black women

May 1 to 10, 2017

CELAT-UQAM, Montreal

“The exhibition “Images and power: black women” presents an unprecedented dialogue between contemporary works by two young Quebec women of Haitian origin, Sydney Agnant and Maliciouz, and photographs of naked Congolese women commissioned by these women and produced by the photographer Simon Mukunday in Lubumbashi, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, from the 1980s. Although created in different spatiotemporal and sociopolitical contexts, through their subject matter and forms, these works intervene in power relations and challenge certain social conventions. Consequently, the exhibition aims to provide a space for reflection and visibility by exploring the social and political power of images created and distributed by black women.

“Images and Power: Black Women” is the result of a collaboration between the artists presented and a multicultural team of women curators. »


Maria Juliana Angarita-Bohórquez,

Samantha Gauvin and Myriam Mathieu-Bédard (candidates for a master’s degree in museology,

Université du Québec à Montréal), with Adriana Cabrera-Cleves (doctoral student in museology, mediation and heritage, Université du Québec à Montréal)

Scientific committee

Mouloud Boukala (professor, Media School, University of Quebec in Montreal),

Jennifer Carter (professor, Department of Art History, University of Quebec in Montreal),

Bogumil Jewsiewicki (professor emeritus, Department of History, Université Laval)

This project is presented by the Cultures – Arts – Societies Research Center and Laboratories


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