Quentin VerCetty; Michael Belmore; Dr. Karyn Recollet; Dr. Audrey Hudson

Presented in partnership with the AGO, this year’s event will ground us firmly in the earth as we excavate its metals and materials to examine our close-knit ancestral history of African and Indigenous mythology and meaning-making.


Four panelists will discuss the role of rock as the common foundation of Afro-Indigenous thought. Examining the significance of this element to African and Indigenous mythology, they will explore the solidarity of these communities and speculate about the future of rock in myth.

Join us as we, in partnership with the AGO, consider past, present and future mythological interpretations of rock, the foundational element. This will be a welcoming space for participants to reflect on the nature of Afro-Indigenous thought.


    "Wisdome of the sun never sets on the ancestral plane (Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa tribute)" 2020
    Edifice as seen here: Michael Belmore. Édifice, 2019. Quarried stone, copper, 485.3 kg. Purchase, with funds by exchange from Professor and Mrs. Wm. O. Fennell, Toronto, in memory of J.H. Birkenshaw, and The J.S. McLean Collection, by Canada Packers Inc., 2019. © Michael Belmore. 2019/2317.


Presented in Partnership with the AGO

Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)

Event Metadata

Event Ended

  • Date: Mon, Feb 28, 2022
  • Time & Duration: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (EST) (2h)
  • Cost:
    • General


  • Venue: Virtual - Zoom
  • Event Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)