TALKS

CROWNING (SHORT)

CROWNING explores the symbolism and histories that are delicately tied into the folds of head wraps. This project recognizes these cloths as emblems that have been present on the heads of black people throughout history. Ubuntu Talks recognizes head wraps as beautiful and magical markers that have maintained a position on our heads through periods of colonization, slavery, independence, emancipation and many more. We position them on our bodies as Crowns, and move through space and time in all our beauty and resilience. Throughout the month of February, Ubuntu Talks will engage with head wraps in different spaces, and openly invites members of black communities worldwide to join in these projects. More information describing this will be posted shortly.

CROWNING will be exhibited in full, from the 1st of February until the 28th as part of Vernissage: Symboles de Résistance / Symbols of Resistance, a group exhibition engaging with black identity in Montreal. These events will take place at the Mile End Gallery on the unceeded territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka, now known as Montreal.

The vernissage is on the 1st of February from 6pm – 9pm and is an excellent way to meet and greet with all the artists participating in this exhibition.

Music: Lemon Pon Goose by Smino

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CROWNING (DAY 12)

As part of CROWNING, Ubuntu Talks’ latest project, I am wearing a Head wrap every day of this month. My aim is to explore my personal relationship with head wraps, and how that relationship speaks to my body, immediate environment and time. So far I have been wearing a Head wrap for 12 days…

CROWNING

During the month of February, also Black History Month in North America, Ubuntu Talks aims to explore, honor and celebrate the head-wrap. The approach taken for this project will be multi-layered. Some aspects will be individual, while others will engage a larger community…

SKIN DEEP 

(PART 2)

The practice of permanently marking the skin is one that has been around for centuries in many cultures around the world. However, many of these cultures are not represented or shown in the contemporary tattoo industry…

SKIN DEEP
(PART 2)

The practice of permanently marking the skin is one that has been around for centuries in many cultures around the world. However, many of these cultures are not represented or shown in the contemporary tattoo industry. Jalen and Aisha are black tattoo artists who…

BLACK LOVE: SHANICE & WANDLEY (PART 1)

Black Love is real, and it is beautiful. It is important that we create spaces where we are able to love ourselves freely and unapologetically. All encompassing, this love is not only intimate, but also includes the love that we share with our families, friends, and communities.

BLACK LOVE: SHANICE & WANDLEY (PART 2)

Black Love is real, and it is beautiful. It is important that we create spaces where we are able to love ourselves freely and unapologetically. All encompassing, this love is not only intimate, but also includes the love that we share with our families, friends, and communities.