Over the past year, when galleries across the country had to pause their daily operations due to quarantines, COVID and lockdowns, space for serious reflection opened up. It is necessary for arts institutions to rethink their past, present and future, given the continental reckoning with the enduring impact of colonialism and white supremacy.
A Speculative Future series is part of Galeries Ontario/Ontario Galleries (GOG) research project Data Shy to Data Driven. Led by GOG, in partnership with Akimbo, curators of eight public museums and art galleries were asked to speculate about their future through an access driven, anti-racist and anti-colonial lens. Akimbo proposed three initial questions and gathered the responses in text and video. Click on the link to read the full articles.