Camille Turner, Afronautic Research Lab: Newfoundland, Video installation, 2019, photo: Courtesy of the artist. Brian Ricks, cinematographer/editor.
What Carries Us: Newfoundland & Labrador in the Black Atlantic
This exhibition brings a new perspective to Newfoundland & Labrador’s centuries-old trade in salt, cod, molasses, rum and other commodities. Though this history is now forgotten, Newfoundland and Labrador played a significant role in the triangular trade system that moved enslaved people and goods between North and South America, Africa and the Caribbean. Drawing on the works of contemporary artists, The Rooms collection and archival sources, guest curator Bushra Junaid makes this lost history visible. She explores the cultural, culinary and artistic legacies of these ongoing connections between island regions.