Danilo McCallum and Quentin Vercetty On Art And Self-Care

These Toronto visual “artivists” and co-founders use art to care for themselves and the community.

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These Toronto visual “artivists” are co-curators of the Black Future Month Exhibit and Conference held at OCAD University. For the past four years, the pair, both OCAD alumni, have helmed the installation first created by McCallum, which provides a platform for artists of various mediums who self-identify as black. Under the theme of afrofuturism, the annual exhibition aims to explore past and present experiences of people of African descent, as well as their future possibilities, through art.

This interview has been condensed from its original format.