Bantering toward radically liberated futures

Jason Cyrus, Ezi Odozor and Qanita Lilla talk together about the creative processes of curating, researching and writing in the Canadian arts sphere. Sharing the enriching journeys around Agnes’s exhibitions Spirit Banter, History Is Rarely Black or White and With Opened Mouths, this episode is about the urgency to have our voices heard, the joy […]

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Intimate Recollections of Black Lives

Artist Oluseye’s sculptural Eminado or talismans reside within an inner chamber of With Opened Mouths. In this episode, he talks with Qanita Lilla about his enduring ties to Africa, to black rubber and to things that give both pleasure and pain. Oluseye’s “diasporic debris” are not only the generative materials used to conjure Black journeys […]

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The Art of Black

In the second episode, Qanita Lilla speaks with rapper and social activist, Jameel3DN. Jameel is the artist behind the incredible song, “The art of Black,” composed for With Opened Mouths: The Podcast. They speak about his life journey, of overcoming intergenerational obstacles, of developing his voice as a Griot (storyteller) and of reaching an understanding […]

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The Hidden Museum

In this inaugural episode Dr Qanita Lilla introduces the main themes of this podcast. She describes a museum space that mirrors all our lived experiences and discusses what led her into the museum field in the first place. Together with Jenn Nicoll she visits the subterraneous world of the vault.They speak about the role of […]

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‘With Opened Mouths: The Podcast’ Coming Soon!

In this brief introduction, With Opened Mouths: The Podcast host Dr. Qanita Lilla, Associate Curator, Arts of Africa highlights to scope of this innovative new podcast series featuring discussions with artists, musicians, curators and spoken word poets about the expression of their practice.   With Opened Mouths: The Podcast is produced by Agnes Etherington Art Centre […]

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