Wanted, created collaboratively with Camal Pirbhai is included in an AGO’s exhibirtion. “Every.Now.Then: Reframing Nationhood, the museum’s response to this blithely nationalistic moment, and it makes clear the show’s driving force: to resituate the blip that is Canada in a gapingly broad continuum of both time and difference, with flag-waving pushed aside.” For Wanted we […]
The Afronautic Research Lab was in Newfoundland on September 10 2016 as part of the New-Found-Lands exhibition, curated by Pamela Edmonds and Bushra Junaid. The Afronauts excavated local and national histories and engaged the community in this ongoing consciousness-raising project. Check out this wonderful review in the Overcast! http://theovercast.ca/camille-turners-piece-on-nls-role-in-the-transatlantic-slave-trade-is-literally-out-of-this-world/ The A. C. Hunter Public Library hosted […]
I’m honoured to be included in the Canadian Encyclopedia. Many thanks to Alison Cooley for the wonderful profile! Cooley, A.. R. The Canadian Encyclopedia. (2016). Camille turner. Retrieved March 4, 2016 From http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/camille-turner/.
Modibo Keïta Memorial Bamako, Mali 31 Oct. 2015 // 31 Dec. 2015 Commissaires / Curators : Bisi Silva & Yves Chatap To the Future and Back opens new pathways for imagining the future and beyond. The aesthetic explorations of the artists in this exhibition find resonance in their ability to transfigure certain contemporary problems. The […]
Driving up onto the grounds of Hamilton’s Gore Park, an expectant audience awaits Miss Canadiana as she exits her black stretch limo and hands out souvenir Canadian flags on the way. Afterwards, a lucky few could ride in the limo with her. No one in this enthusiastic throng realized Miss Canadiana had never been officially […]
WANTED by Camille Turner and Camal Pirbhai Lightboxes, archival newspapers and video Art Gallery of Windsor Border Cultures 3 Exhibition 401 Riverside Drive West January 31 – May 10, 2015 Using performance to embody the detailed descriptions in “runaway slave” and “slave for sale” ads posted by Canadian slaveowners in early newspapers, WANTED presents a […]
I will be speaking about my work uncovering and animating the history of slavery on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 9am at the Gladstone for the Curating in the Haze of Empires conference presented by OAAG. OAAG Presents New Conference: Curating In The Haze Of Empires, November 4 – 6, Toronto THREE DAY […]
Performance Art in Canada on Saturday Sept 20 1:30 – 3:30 pm Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street This panel discussion will focus on the current status of performance art, within and beyond the genre of visual arts. How does it fit into the programming of such diverse presenters as festivals, artist-run centres, and public museums? […]