Critically acclaimed as 'cutting edge', 'ground breaking' and 'strikingly innovative', Toronto-based artist Amanta Scott has exhibited and performed extensively in art galleries, museums, theatres, dance, concert venues and festivals throughout Asia and North America including: National Gallery of Canada; The Canadian Embassy in Tokyo; I-lan Cultural Centre Theatre, Taiwan; Singapore International Arts Festival; Royal Ontario Museum; Edmonton Art Gallery; The Robert McLaughlin Gallery; Music Gallery; Thunder Bay Art Gallery; Art Gallery of Algoma; Art Gallery of Ontario; Art Gallery of Peterborough; and Nuit Blanche Toronto. In 1996, reacting to discipline-based isolation of the arts in western cultures, Amanta and Peter Oldham (then-Political Consul, Canadian Embassy in Tokyo) coined the term “Syncretic Art” - the fusion of disparate elements: visual arts, music, theatre and dance. Amanta actively seeks to engage the public, questioning and empowering viewers to explore diverse and sometimes contradictory interpretations of a work. Her work is about exchange, interaction and connection.
Thoughts about art and community:
We have a tremendous opportunity in Toronto to build bridges between communities and cultivate intercultural interpersonal understanding. It's really exciting.