#BSAMmontreal2017 registration

Black Speculative Arts Movement – Montreal 2017
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#BSAMmontreal2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017, Concordia University/
Samedi le 23 septembre 2017, Université Concordia
York Ampitheatre
1515 Rue Sainte-Catherine O
EV Building, Concordia University
Montréal, Quebec H3G 2W1
Canada

 

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For Immediate Release :

Contact:
Quentin Babatundé VerCetty
Black Speculative Arts Movement – Canada
Executive Director
BSAMCanada@gmail.com

Maia Crown Williams
Black Speculative Arts Movement
Co-founder, Executive Assistant
(313) 451-0297, BSAMstaff@gmail.com

Montreal, Quebec – Black Speculative Arts Movement Montreal 2017 convention is a one day multi-disciplinary art focused event happening Saturday September 23 at Art History Building of Concordia University. This event is being put on by BSAM in partnership with BAND Gallery, the Fine Arts Student Alliance (FASA) and African and Caribbean Students’ Network of Canada (ACSioN) along with various departments of Concordia University.

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BSAM Montreal is a community gathering focused on a Montreal/ Canadian centered dialogue on the improvement of Black and Afrocentric presence in speculative arts and science fiction. It is a unique opportunity for professional and up and coming creatives’ who work within the speculative field to come together to share their work, ideas, and gain professional and social connections with other artists, as well as the general public.

In loom of Canada 150, this year BSAM Canada is working with the theme “Moving Forward Together” having black women and black queer voices amplified, along with adding Indigenous futurities to the convention conversation. Dialogues will include sovereignty allyship, decolonization, and collectively sharing of hopes, visions, and the seeds that are being planting for the next 150 years. The convention will also be acknowledging and paying homage to the up and coming 50 year anniversary of the 1968 Black Congress of Writers and it’s significance to Canada’s landscape.

The convention will include keynote speakers, panel discussions, interactive installations, film screenings, vending from a vast amount of comics, artisans, and art merchants, live performances, social activism, comic centered seminars, and hands on workshops.

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About BSAM

The Black Speculative Art movement emerged out of the Unveiling Visions exhibition co-curated by John Jennings and Reynaldo Anderson at the Schomburg Center for the Study of Black Culture in New York City. Black Speculative Art is a creative aesthetic practice that integrates African diasporic, metaphysics, science, and technology. The movement seeks to interpret, engage, design or alter reality for the re-imagination of the past, the contested present, and act as a catalyst for the future. The BSAM convention was co-founded by associate professor and chair of the Humanities Department at Harris-Stowe State University, Dr. Reynaldo Anderson, and founder of Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts – MECCAMaia Crown Williams. BSAM travels across the nation and abroad throughout the year. Locations have included St. Louis, Detroit, the Bronx, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Toronto, Israel, and many more.

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© NayMarie Photography for Taji Mag | http://www.TajiMag.com

BSAM Canada is the northern branch of the movement, founded by Quentin of VerCetty Made It Studios, who coordinated and directed the first international BSAM event at OCAD University (BSAM Toronto) in 2016. The event was featured on the CBC news among other notable media outlets internationally. BSAM Canada’s focus is to create a collaborative and supportive platform that can empower, elevate, and evolve Black creatives and organizations who work within the respective field of the speculative arts.

BSAM is an umbrella term represented for different positions or basis of inquiry: Afrofuturism, Astro Blackness, Afro-Surrealism, Ethno Gothic, Black Digital Humanities, Black (Afro-future female or African centered) Science Fiction, The Black Fantastic, Magical Realism, and The Esoteric. Although these positions may be incompatible, in some instances they overlap around the term speculative and design; and interact around the nexus of technology and ethics.

Notable Articles about BSAM Canada:
http://www.cbc.ca/arts/marvel-s-black-panther-is-just-the-start-why-a-new-movement-in-black-art-is-coming-to-canada-1.3815988
http://apt613.ca/visual17e-ottawa/

Guest and program schedule
(coming soon)

© NayMarie Photography for Taji Mag | www.TajiMag.com

© NayMarie Photography for Taji Mag | http://www.TajiMag.com


Purchase tickets now!

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official links:
http://BlackSpeculativeArtsMovement.wordpress.com/
http://facebook.com/BlackSpeculativeArtsMovement
http://instagram.com/BSAMconvention /
http://twitter.com/BSAMconvention

For convention inquires, please contact BSAM Canada executive, Quentin VerCetty, at BSAMCanada@gmail.com [ENG/Fr]

For media, press, and other BSAM inquires, please contact BSAM co-founder Maia Crown Williams at BSAMstaff@gmail.com , +13134510297

 

For the full upcoming schedule for all BSAM and MECCAcon events, please check HERE

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