A series of archival photos will be on display during the show to provide a historical context of the civil rights movement, most notably featuring the work of photographer Max Scheler.

Six artists from the US and Canada have been invited to re-visit and re-interpret the famous 1963 speech, “I have a dream” through their own lenses and experiences. What has become of Dr. King’s dream?  How do these ideas manifest in a contemporary context?  Artists using a variety of mediums will explore these notions and translate them into a thoughtful and profound study that is both visionary and reactionary.

ANNA JANE MCINTYRE
Print / Installations / Sculpture
▼ Montréal

Anna Jane McIntyre is a multidisciplinary, intercultural artist based in Montreal. Her practice combines drawing, sculpture, traditional and experimental printmaking, performance and micro-activism to create powerful pieces that explore themes of animism, ritual, the invisible, the imagined, the agreed upon, balance and the powerful allure of the asymmetrical. Anna holds an MFA from Concordia University in Montréal. Her work and illustrations have been exhibited widely from Canada to South Africa. She is the recipient of several grants and recently completed [ + ]

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STACEY TYRELL
Photography
▼ Toronto

Stacey Tyrell was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. She attended the Ontario College of Art and Design where she majored in Photography. She was recently chosen as one of the top emerging Canadian photographers by the Magenta Foundation's Flash Forward 2012. Her work has appeared in such shows as “Position As Desired: Contemporary African Canadian Photography” at the Royal Ontario Museum and “Photography NOW 2009” at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY. Her images are part of Heritage Canada’s permanent collection and has appeared [ + ]

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CAROLYN JEAN MARTIN
Painting / Installations
▼ Oakland, CA

Carolyn Jean Martin was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2012 she completed an MFA in painting at the San Francisco Art Institute, where additionally she is to graduate this spring with an MA in the History and Theory of Contemporary Art. Carolyn has been included in various exhibitions including "Wonder" at The Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA. and "Feral Order" at The Los Medanos Art Gallery in Pittsburgh, CA. Upcoming shows include an exhibition of her work at the State building in San Francisco, CA and "Sledgehammer Constitution" also in San Francisco [ + ]

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DANIEL IREGUI (IREGULAR)
Interactive Digital Installations
▼ Montréal

Born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1981, Daniel Iregui is an interactive media artist now based in Montréal, Canada. He is the founder of Iregular, an interactive content creation studio in Montreal, and has been active in the interactive design field for almost 10 years. Daniel designs creative interactive experiences for mobile devices and public spaces where design is as important as technology. He is inspired by the infinitely random combinations that are produced when a system is available to the public and transformed by its interaction with it. “I create the system, the rules and [ + ]

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JAMEL SHABAZZ
Photography
▼ Brooklyn, NY

Jamel Shabazz was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. At fifteen, Jamel began to document his peers, inspired by photographers Leonard Freed, James Van Der Zee, and Gordon Parks and their portrayals of the African American community. In 1979, armed with a camera Jamel set out on a journey to document life here and abroad. His work is as diverse as it is impressive and has been exhibited extensively in collections from Brooklyn to Ethiopia. Active in the community, Jamel mentors young people in their work with organizations by using photography to inspire social [ + ]

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HELMER
Fashion Designer
▼ Montréal

A tailor by trade and training, Helmer is a demanding perfectionist who left Montreal for Paris shortly after completing his studies at Lasalle College. An outstanding technician and plastician, Helmer practiced his art for the benefit of some of the greatest names in fashion and the performing arts in France, Italy, Japan and Spain. Concurrently he worked on his own creations and completed his training in knits, embroidery, art and textile design. An alchemist of volumes, Helmer creates fashions free of superfluity, minimalism and fluff. His constant quest for perfection and refinement [ + ]

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KNGFU
Curator
Vanessa Vaughan [ + ]

Co-Curator
Karl-André St-Victor

Artistic Direction & Concept
Colas Wohlfahrt

Producer
Ghassan Fayad

Project Management
Alice Cumbaa

Content Management
Nina Gerschack

Technical Direction
John Kavanagh

Front End Development
Max Hilland
EDITORIAL
Civil Rights Historian
Steve Smith [ + ]

Translation
Aurore Fauret

David J. Garrow for permission to use research contained in Bearing The Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (1986, Perennial)

Peer-Olaf Richter for permission to use works from the Max Scheler estate

Steve Klein at The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, GA

George W. Brown, Library of Congress
RADIO-CANADA
Communications and Branding
Patrice St-Amour

Media Library and Archives
Amapola Alares
Patrick Monette

Content Diversity
Nicole Goyer
Paloma Martinez Méndez

CBC
English Radio Archives
Ken Puley

Digital Archives and Reference Library
Michele Melady
CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES
Andrew C. Parker
Sheryn Hylton-Parker

BLACK HISTORY MONTH
President
Michael P. Farkas

Treasurer
Nadia Rousseau

Coordinator
Carla Beauvais

Researcher
Patsy Faublas