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The Brotherhood FUBU (For Us, By Us)

Esmaa Mohamoud

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Focusing on the physical connection between Black male bodies by amplifying the symbol of the du-rag, Esmaa Mohamoud confronts the dynamics of gender and race. Her massive photographic mural, the first phase of a two-part commissioned project, asserts a commanding occupation of public space. Foregrounding two men within an expansive, resplendent scene, the Toronto- and Markham-based artist opens a powerful dialogue about systemic inequity while signalling positive change. This project is up from June 10, 2021 to April 1, 2023. Curated by Bonnie Rubenstein Supported by the City of Toronto, Cindy and Shon Barnett, Dara and Marvin Singer, Partners in Art (Founding Patron)

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