Members of the Black Wimmin Artists advisory committee pose at The Feast, the group’s first gathering hosted by the Art Gallery of Ontario on January 25, 2019. (Back Row L-R) Ojo, Sadora, Kosi, Anique, Najla, Raven (Front Row) Setti., Featured Image
Historically, exhibitions on Black artistic perspective are often anthropological or didactic, presented as a way to learn about a people rather than learning from them. Toronto remembers the exhibition Into the Heart of Africa (1989) at the Royal Ontario Museum, in which photographs and objects from the museum’s collection were insensitively put on display, provoking protests. In 2016, the ROM apologized for contributing to anti-African racism.