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Peter James Hudson

Peter James Hudson was one of the writers for Reading the Image: Poetics of the Black Diaspora exhibition catalogue. The exhibition was a collaboration between the following galleries in Canada: Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, Ontario; Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia; The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario; Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec; and Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon. The exhibition featured work by Deanna Bowen, Christopher Cozier, Michael Fernandes, and Maud Sulter. Hudson’s text was titled Anti-Localism

From the text: “The notion of diaspora at the heart of Reading the Image: Poetics of the Black Diaspora poses a counter to the fetishization of the local that has emerged within current neo-liberal moment of contemporary art while providing a way of engaging with a radical black politics and aesthetics. In recent years, diaspora, meaning the dispersal of people originally from one origin, has moved from its Greek, Armenian, and Jewish roots and has become ubiqitous in discussions of a transnational African experience.”

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2006