On October 15, 2020, artists Justine A. Chambers and Farihah Aliyah Shah joined writer and curator Sally Frater for a live, in-depth public conversation about their practices.
This event was held in conjunction with the launch of Canadian Art’s Fall 2020 issue, Chroma, which surveys the aesthetic practices and legacies of Black art production in Canada and beyond.
Frater curated and wrote the “Spotlight” section, which gathered a group of artists whose work addresses collaboration, inheritance and collective memory and included Chambers and Shah.
This video recording of their conversation explores how shared themes of labour, consumption, the body, representation and community emerge in their respective practices, while mapping the points of convergence and divergence between them.
00:10 Land Acknowledgement
1:45 Conversation Overview
2:55 Introduction of Sally Frater
4:45 Introduction of Justine A. Chambers and Farihah Aliyah Shah, preview of Spotlight section
6:35 Conversation between Frater, Chambers and Shah
1:01:25 Closing Remarks