Zak Ové in Fragments of Epic Memory at Art Gallery of Ontario

Fragments of Epic Memory Zak Ove
Paul Anthony Smith, Untitled, 7 Women, 2019. Unique picotage on inkjet print, coloured pencil, spray paint on museum board, 101.6 x 127 cm. The Hott Collection, New York © Paul Anthony Smith. Image courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Zak Ové is creating a commissioned sculpture for Fragments of Epic Memoryan upcoming exhibition at Art Gallery of Ontario. The show will invite 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, it will blend 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.

Zak Ove process
Work in progress: Moko Jumbie. Courtesy of Zak Ové.

Fragments of Epic Memory is curated by Julie Crooks, Curator of Arts of Global Africa and the Diaspora, and will feature a new commission by Sandra Brewster and art works by Ebony Patterson, Frank Bowling, and Manuel Mathieu to name just a few, along with Zak Ové.


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September 1, 2021 - February 22, 2022


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