On display at the Art Gallery of Guelph and highlighted during Black History Month, Token | Contemporary Ongoing is an exhibit conceived by Sandra Brewster as artist-in-residence at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Focusing on the belongings of acquaintances and friends from Toronto’s Caribbean diaspora, physical objects are combined with representations of these tokens rendered in the form of large-scale photographs, photo transfers and audio recordings of personal descriptions by their owners. The exhibit runs Jan. 22 to Apr. 12.
Touching on themes of migration, familial bonds, memory and memorialization, the body of work also challenges how we determine which objects are of value and, by extension, worthy of our attention.
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