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Pay de Devil Brang! Brang! Pay de Devil

May 28, 2022 - August 29, 2022

This exhibition is for Curtis Santiago’s parents and for all the parents of the diaspora whose traditions live on in their children. Pay de Devil – Brang! Brang! – Pay de Devil documents the stories about Trinidadian carnival that Santiago grew up with. This exhibition celebrates the processions, stories and characters of J’ouvert, the start of carnival. During this parade, bodies and faces are painted, and revellers dress up as devil characters or Jab Jabs who can be simultaneously frightening, joyous, antagonistic, and dangerous. J’ouvert and this exhibition are a celebration of ancestors and represent a liberation from the constraints of the past.


May 28, 2022
August 29, 2022
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Art Gallery of Alberta
2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq., 99 St. & 102A Ave.
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada

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