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THE POWER OF POSTER

The Power of Poster was a virtual talk with graphic designer Manassaline Coleman and illustrator/animator blackpowerbarbie. Moderated by Collective Culture contributor Mouna Traoré , the conversation was centred around each artist’s journey, the intentionality behind their work and the role visual artists play within social justice movements.

PAST EVENTS

2021 & 2020 

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Artists with melanin have often been forced to consider the question "are you a black artist or are you an artist who is black?” Black artists, and Black people in general, are often held to a higher standard than their white counterparts. In 2021, even as galleries, collectors, and white audiences are selling, buying, and looking at more Black art than ever before, there are still a number of barriers for Black artists. Join Artists Mel D. Cole, Destiny Belgrave and curator Hannah Traore to explore how our current social climate has affected the ways that artists and creatives think about their race in relation to their work.

BLACKNESS & ART 

MAR 2021

The Power of Poster was a virtual talk with graphic designer Manassaline Coleman and illustrator/animator blackpowerbarbie. Moderated by Collective Culture contributor Mouna Traoré , the conversation was centred around each artist’s journey, the intentionality behind their work and the role visual artists play within social justice movements.

THE POWER OF POSTER

NOV 2020

In 2017 Collective Culture was invited to curate a video mixtape for CIINEMA - a forum where artists share a selection of videos and clips that inspire & inform their work. CC’s video naturally developed into a visual narrative centered in blackness, sisterhood & liberation.

Co-hosted by Centre Never Apart we invite you to enjoy a screening of the mixtape followed by a discussion, moderated by CC co-founder Keesha Chung and contributor Mouna Traoré with panelists DeMane Davis, TiKA, and Sarah Hagi.

REVISITING CC X CIINEMA

JULY 2020

2018

The afrOURban collective is comprised of people who have made it their calling to document culture, architecture, urban spaces on the continent. This exhibit will be an exchange of experiences and ideas, about Africa by Africans while providing a specific space for the facilitation of discussion and documentation of afrOURbanity.

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JULY, 2018

This workshop was inspired by the work of Alisha Mascarenhas and Jordan Brown's C E L L S: a poetry installation and durational performance of live writing addressing the inextricability of the poem and the socio-political systems in which it is encountered. During this workshop by/for BIPOC we shared material and intangible elements of each individual’s creative process while coming together for an act of collective creation.

C E L L S

FEBRUARY, 2018

2017

Ciinema is a video mixtape series meant to spark, inspire and provoke - this time curated by Collective Culture Montreal’s (CC:MTL) co-founder Keesha Chung and contributor Mouna Traoré.

CIINEMA

NOVEMBER, 2017

Alisha Mascarenhas and Jordan Brown  presented an emergent textual performance addressing the inextricability of the poem and the socio-political systems in which it is encountered. The performance was followed by a Clap Back session on healing through individual/collective art practice facilitated by CC:MTL founders Keesha Chung and nènè myriam konaté.

HEAL•ING

AUGUST, 2017

This 2-day intensive workshop in voice and movement  was an opportunity to dive deep into your soma and awaken from the inside out. CC:MTL joined forces with Be Heintzman Hope's ongoing research and facilitation practice to raise funds for our platform, which celebrates the voices of BIPOC through the development of multidisciplinary content and programming.

WOMB CXRE X CCMTL

MAY, 2017

Moderated by CC:MTL co-founder Keesha Chung, this roundtable conversation was a space for people to come together and discuss how to preserve and maintain mental health by fostering self-love and loving relationships. Featuring special guests: Mouna Traoré and nènè myriam konaté.

HERDAY

APRIL, 2017

This Clap Back session marked the beginning of a two-part series in tandem with Womb Cxre. We discussed landing(s). How does language land on your body? How does your body collide with and land on other bodies? How does/did your body land on Tiohtià:ke? In this event we discussed the ancestral baggage we carry from one landing to another and collectively imagine futurities.

MTL MONOCHROME

APRIL, 2017

This Clap Back session focused on solidarity with Muslims within and beyond ‘Canadian’ borders. Muslim voices were prioritized as we unpacked the significance of recent events and explored how interfaith solidarity – particularly between Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour – can contribute to the process of healing while preventing future tragedies.

CLAP BACK: STAND TALL

MARCH, 2017

At the inaugural edition of On the Table, we geeked out with our friend MusoNi, creator of this event series, as he unpacked Black music and its virtues, more specifically: the tracks that influenced him throughout the years.

ON MUSONI'S TABLE

FEBRUARY, 2017

2016

Inspired by the one and only So(u)lange(l)'s A Seat at the Table. This Clap Back session unpacked the album and its visuals as we looked back on a full year of the Clap Back, what the space/time came to represent as well as the shapes it may take in the future.

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1 YR ANNIVERSARY

DECEMBER, 2016

An all-access weekend that celebrated the voices of innovative BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) on Turtle Island. CC:MTL brought creatives together for conversations, hangouts, performances and parties. This festival was a chance to kick back, relax, inspire and be inspired as arts, academia and popular culture came together for an unforgettable weekend.

CC:MTL - YEAR ONE

AUGUST, 2016