Aug
16
to Aug 19

MEME FESTIVAL

  • Various Venues Downtown (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

MEME (Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition) takes place August 16th - 19th in downtown Winnipeg.  Venues include The Metropolitan Rooftop Patio, Good Will Social Club, The Pyramid Cabaret, 441 Main and Old Market Square.  MEME features international and local electronic music acts along with multimedia visuals & installations. New for 2018 is a $10,000 grant for a public art & design competition with the winning design to be located in the licensed area at Old Market Square! 

More info:   www.memefest.ca     www.facebook.com/MEMEfest

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Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

"Jerry Rubin: Art That Pops" Reception at Pulse Gallery

  • Pulse Gallery, Johnston Terminal at The Forks (map)
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Pulse Gallery is pleased to present paintings by Manitoba artist, Jerry Rubin: Art That Pops. Selected works from August 1-31, 2018.

"I fall asleep every night thinking about the piece I’m currently painting; working out in my subconscious mind the details, colours, placements, and surmountable obstacles. Every morning I awake with joy, anxious to begin the fun. I paint meticulously while always looking to try something uniquely out of the box... I sometimes hide secret images in the pieces waiting to be discovered. Inevitably there is the anticipation of the adrenaline rush that completion that brings. My art is incredible fun for me; it makes me happy, it makes me smile and if it does the same for you, then my mission is accomplished."

More info here.

 

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Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

Design Quarter Winnipeg Downtown Tour

  • Meet at Fools + Horses at The Forks Market (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On our 2nd specially curated, interactive tour led by our very own Executive Director, Zephyra Vun, you will visit four, unique Design Quarter Winnipeg members at The Forks. This one-time, exclusive tour will give access to meeting the local business owners and entpreneurs behind each stop, learning about how each contributes to Winnipeg's awesome design culture, plus engage in an interactive, hands-on activity or special experience at each stop! [ Expect to create a little something to take home with you! ] This tour will feature Fools + Horses at The Forks, the new McNally Robinson Booksellers Forks location, Pulse Gallery in the Johnston Terminal, and The Common!

Tour cost: $35.00. Maximum of 10 people. Register HERE!

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Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Khadija Baker (Montreal) Artist in Residence Artist Talk at MAWA

Khadija Baker is multi-disciplinary artist of Kurdish-Syrian descent. Her installations investigate social and political themes centred on the uncertainty of home as it relates to persecution, identity, displacement and memory. Her most recent interdisciplinary installations (textile, sculpture, audio/video) involve participative storytelling and performance. They explore the social aspects of violence in the Arab world, and specifically how it affects women and children. While in Winnipeg, Baker will be meeting with various communities to create a story exchange. She is interested in bringing newly arrived Syrian refugees together with hosting communities through workshops: one child + one parent + one story + one drawing. More info here.

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Aug
24
6:00 AM06:00

Summer Institute II SITE/ACTION: Open Studio at Plug In ICA

OPEN STUDIO - TIME TBD

SUMMER INSTITUTE II: SITE/ATION 

FACILITATED BY BUSH gallery: GABRIELLE L'HIRONDELLE HILL, PETER MORIN & TANIA WILLARD

August 7 to August 24, 2018

Summer Institute Session II participants include: Lacie Burning • Kevin Lee Burton • Jane Harms • Liz Ikiriko • Audie Murray • Joseph Naytowhow • Dana Qaddah • Christian Vistan • Daina Warren • Bo Yeung

More info here.

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Sep
7
to Sep 9

Prairie Art Book Fair at Plug In ICA

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is extremely excited to present our inaugural Prairie Art Book Fair September 7-9, 2018. As a means to acknowledge the critical relationship between contemporary art and publishing with a regional focus on the Prairies, the weekend will showcase over twenty-nine exhibitors and present numerous events with highlights including collaborative hole punch drawing with Winnipeg born artist Micah Lexier; a talk connecting DIY tattooing and artist multiples by Maxine Proctor (Director and Co-founder of the Toronto Art Book Fair and Managing Editor of BlackFlash Magazine), and a workshop with key presenter Jeff Khonsary (Co-Founding and Artistic Director of Fillip and Director of New Documents) on alternative book fair models, looking at the economics and social space of the book fair model itself. 

Explore diverse and accomplished publications from over twenty-five publishers, artists, and galleries ranging from zines, catalogues, artist editions, fiction, poetry, criticism, and periodicals. 

A complete list of exhibitors and events here.
For more information contact Erin Josephson-Laidlaw at erin@plugin.org

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Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Human Animal: MAWA Member Show + Sale, Opening Party at MAWA

This September, MAWA will host a members’ showcase and sale entitled Human Animal. Each MAWA member can submit one piece for exhibition on the theme of “fauna” and our relationship to it.

Human Animal will provide an opportunity for members to show small works, including works-in-progress and sketches, and to sell their work at a price of their choice with all proceeds going to the artist. MAWA will accept all forms of payment on the artist's behalf and will mail the artist a cheque for 100% of the sale following the exhibition.

More info here.

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Sep
26
to Sep 29

WINNIPEG DESIGN FESTIVAL

  • Various Events + Venues (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Winnipeg Design Festival aims to celebrate and promote contemporary design and art in the city of Winnipeg. We live in a designed world where everything from the clothes we wear, to the technology we use, the buildings we live in, the infrastructure that facilitates our urban life, and the cities we inhabit, are a product of a design process. Curated events are the means to cultivate interdisciplinary relationships with industry and like-minded organizations, promoting the value of good design of art, objects, architecture, and the greater built environment.

This year, the theme of Winnipeg Design Festival explores how local identity and memory of the city influences future design. Winnipeg is a unique hub for design talent; incubated by geographic isolation and winter hibernation, strengthened by strong secondary education programs at the U of M, and enhanced by a community of rich creativity. Winnipeg has set its mark on the world stage of architecture, fashion, industrial design, and more with a thriving pool of local designers propelling us into a new era of innovative, thoughtful, and forward thinking ideas. Winnipeg Design Festival aims to showcase the creativity in our city; [RE-] signifies the diversity of design that can be [RE-]imagined, [RE-]created, [RE-]engaged, and [RE-]claimed within the built environment. This year we will be [RE-]claiming spaces throughout the city to [RE-]imagine and [RE-]vitalize them, seeing abandoned and void spaces of the city from a new perspective.

http://www.winnipegdesignfestival.net

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Sep
28
to Sep 30

Culture Days

  • Various Events + Venues (map)
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Millions of Canadians engage in thousands of free activities and performances hosted by artists, cultural organizations, and municipalities in communities across Canada. From Nunavut to New Brunswick, and from British Columbia to Baffin Island – and all points in between – we share all the inspiration, artistry, creativity and expression that reflects the mosaic of Canadian culture.

As a leading national voice for an active and engaged cultural life, we provide marketing and industry development resources that lead to greater cultural engagement. The Culture Days national awareness campaign culminates in a three-day celebration of the arts starting on the last Friday of September.

Every Culture Days weekend features thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities where the public can discover the world of artists, creators, heritage experts, architects, curators, designers and other creative professionals in their communities.

More info here.

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Sep
29
to Oct 14

RAW:Wasagaming

Winnipeg’s renowned pop-up restaurant, RAW:almond extends its table to Riding Mountain National Park this fall. RAW:Wasagaming brings a 20-course menu to the shores of Clear Lake from September 29 to October 14. Learning through terrior, Chef Mandel Hitzer has dedicated himself to Manitoba cuisine. His 20-course menu features ingredients from across the province. Guests can expect the menu to be a symphony of flavours. The project's connectivity to nature remains front and centre with an eco-conscious focus throughout the food and design. 
RAW:almond's award-winning designer, Joe Kalturnyk, leads the architectural design with repurposed wood from the region. The aim of the project is to leave as small an impact as possible using natural materials in the area and returning them to the land once the project is complete. http://www.raw-almond.com/wasagaming/

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Sep
29
to Sep 30

NUIT BLANCHE WINNIPEG

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Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is a free all-night exploration and celebration of contemporary art that takes place on the Saturday of the Culture Days weekend from dusk to dawn. Held annually since 2010, the events and exhibits attract thousands of people to the three zones of activity: St. Boniface, Downtown and the Exchange District. 

Artists, galleries, cultural organizations and independent curators create and host their own events around the city. These events are FREE to the public and encourage and celebrate arts and culture in our community. More info here.

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Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

Human Animal: MAWA Member Show + Sale, Closing Party at MAWA

This September, MAWA will host a members’ showcase and sale entitled Human Animal. Each MAWA member can submit one piece for exhibition on the theme of “fauna” and our relationship to it.

Human Animal will provide an opportunity for members to show small works, including works-in-progress and sketches, and to sell their work at a price of their choice with all proceeds going to the artist. MAWA will accept all forms of payment on the artist's behalf and will mail the artist a cheque for 100% of the sale following the exhibition.

More info here.

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Aug
15
10:30 AM10:30

Summer Institute II SITE/ACTION: Curator Talk w/ Cathy Mates at Plug In ICA

SUMMER INSTITUTE II: SITE/ATION 

FACILITATED BY BUSH gallery: GABRIELLE L'HIRONDELLE HILL, PETER MORIN & TANIA WILLARD

August 7 to August 24, 2018

Summer Institute Session II participants include: Lacie Burning • Kevin Lee Burton • Jane Harms • Liz Ikiriko • Audie Murray • Joseph Naytowhow • Dana Qaddah • Christian Vistan • Daina Warren • Bo Yeung

More info here.

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Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Institute II SITE/ACTION: BUSH gallery Public Talk at Plug In ICA

SUMMER INSTITUTE II: SITE/ATION 

FACILITATED BY BUSH gallery: GABRIELLE L'HIRONDELLE HILL, PETER MORIN & TANIA WILLARD

August 7 to August 24, 2018

Summer Institute Session II participants include: Lacie Burning • Kevin Lee Burton • Jane Harms • Liz Ikiriko • Audie Murray • Joseph Naytowhow • Dana Qaddah • Christian Vistan • Daina Warren • Bo Yeung

More info here.

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Aug
8
8:00 PM20:00

Screening: Rhayne Vermette Greates Hits 2012-2017 at aceartinc.

Join us for an evening of the films of Rhayne Vermette.

Tudor Village: A one shot deal (2012) 5 mins
Desk Study Vol 1 (2013) 13 secs
Full of Fire (2013) 2 mins
Black Rectangle (2013) 1.5 min
Desk Study 02 (2013) 21 secs
Scene Missing (2015) 1 min
Desk Study 03 (2015) 16 secs
Desk Study 04 (2015) 7 secs
Turin (2015) 7 mins
Desk Study 05 (2016) 7 secs
Les Châssis de Lourdes (2016) 18 mins
Desk Study 06 (2017) 21 secs
Domus (2017) 15 mins

This programming is part of the exhibit Oneself, and one another curated by Jennifer Smith. More info here.

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Aug
8
10:30 AM10:30

Summer Institute II SITE/ACTION: Talk by Dr. Niigaan Sinclair at Plug In ICA

SUMMER INSTITUTE II: SITE/ATION

FACILITATED BY BUSH gallery: GABRIELLE L'HIRONDELLE HILL, PETER MORIN & TANIA WILLARD

August 7 to August 24, 2018

Summer Institute Session II participants include: Lacie Burning • Kevin Lee Burton • Jane Harms • Liz Ikiriko • Audie Murray • Joseph Naytowhow • Dana Qaddah • Christian Vistan • Daina Warren • Bo Yeung

More info here.

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Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

Concert Movies at the Cube!

On August 3, Exchange District BIZ will be screening the classic Talking Heads concert movie Stop Making Sense. With a special performance by Winnipeg's own Yes We Mystic, DJ sets by Co-op and Hunnicutt and beer service from the Exchange District's own Little Brown Jug, it's an experience you won't want to miss! Plus, it's First Friday's in the Exchange and our second Bike-in (this time from North Kildonan)!

7:00 DJS HUNNICUTT AND CO-OP

8:30 YES WE MYSTIC

10:00 SCREENING OF STOP MAKING SENSE

More info here.

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Aug
3
4:00 PM16:00

2019 Artist in Residence at MAWA, Call for Applications Deadline

National and International Artist in Residence at MAWA
Application Deadline: Friday, August 3, 2018 by 4pm (for residencies to take place in the spring and summer of 2019)

MAWA is offering our urban, loft-style apartment to women-identified visual artists for residencies of 2-4 weeks in duration. Applicants can use this space and time for research, reflection, networking and/or production. We will provide the accommodation for free. More info here.

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Aug
2
6:30 PM18:30

Night Sea Journey: Visual Testimony + Sexual Violence Artist Talk by Laura Magnusson at MAWA

Free! All are welcome!

Co-presented with Klinic. Megan Mann, a counsellor in Klinic's Sexual Assault Crisis Program will be present if anyone needs support. 

Laura Magnusson will discuss her current work in progress, a visual testimony of her journey through trauma after sexual violence, conveyed through metaphors of water. Over the past two years, Laura has spent countless hours on the seafloors of Northern Iceland and Cozumel, Mexico to collect underwater footage and compile her story. At MAWA, she will take us behind the scenes of this developing video work, sharing her process of finding voice and creating space to speak. Video excerpts will be shown and sculptural elements will be on display. More info here.

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Aug
2
6:30 PM18:30

Night Sea Journey: Visual Testimony + Sexual Violence Artist Talk by Laura Magnusson at MAWA

Free! Everyone welcome. Co-presented with Klinic. Megan Mann, a counsellor in Klinic's Sexual Assault Crisis Program will be present if anyone needs support. 

Laura Magnusson will discuss her current work in progress, a visual testimony of her journey through trauma after sexual violence, conveyed through metaphors of water. Over the past two years, Laura has spent countless hours on the seafloors of Northern Iceland and Cozumel, Mexico to collect underwater footage and compile her story. At MAWA, she will take us behind the scenes of this developing video work, sharing her process of finding voice and creating space to speak. Video excerpts will be shown and sculptural elements will be on display. More info here.

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Aug
2
6:30 PM18:30

Design Quarter in the Exchange District! Tour

On this specially curated, interactive tour led by our very own Executive Director, Zephyra Vun, you will visit four, unique Design Quarter Winnipeg members within the Exchange District. This one-time, exclusive tour will give access to meeting the local business owners and entpreneurs behind each stop, learning about how each contributes to Winnipeg's awesome design culture, plus engage in an interactive, hands-on activity or special experience at each stop! [ Expect to create a little something to take home with you! ] This tour will feature Fleet GalleriesGeneration GreenRubia Darya, and Forth Bar.

Tour cost: $35.00. Maximum of 10 people. Register HERE!

Keep an eye out for our second tour, "Design Quarter Downtown!", to be held Thursday, August 23rd, 2018.

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Aug
1
4:00 PM16:00

aceartinc. Regular Exhibition Program Call For Submissions Deadline

aceartinc. exhibits 5 major exhibitions a year by contemporary visual artists and is dedicated to diversity in its programming. To this end we encourage applications from all contemporary artists and curators, groups and collectives in all visual arts media.

This Artist Run Centre is passionate about the work being produced by contemporary artists and arts writers and critics in Canada and abroad. Many successful, well known and not so well known Canadian artists have shown work at ace early in their careers- we are an established (but not establishment) part of the unique ecosystem of Canadian contemporary art. More info about selection process and application guidelines here.

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Jul
31
6:00 PM18:00

My Grandma Was More Punk Than I’ll Ever Be, Whess Harman Artist Talk at aceartinc.

In Whess Harman’s on-going series of work Indigenous Punk, they work to rearrange, accumulate and deconstruct the understanding of punk and hardcore through an Indigenous perspective that undermines coloniality, masculinity and enforced heterosexuality, reframing “punk” by examining what it reproduces and subverting it without the fear of performing perfection. In Harman’s work, they aim to not equate Machismo with Resistance and look instead to use the works as a way of reconsidering the perimeters of wealth; calling to the wealth of one’s identity, the healing in communities through embracing diverse gender expressions and the validation of recognizing oneself in others through the shared refusals, righteous anger, stinging despairs and transcendent joys of making and reclaiming space from within marginalized identities. Punk is a declarative with a creative license and restorative power in places where voices have been otherwise silenced and there is nothing more punk than staking a claim in one’s Indigeniety in a position against empire.

Whess Harman is mixed race, trans/non-binary queer/2SQ artist from the Carrier Wit'at Nation and a graduate of the emily carr university’s bachelor of fine arts program. They are currently living and working on the territories of the Musquem, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations in the Skwachays Lodge artist residency program.

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Jul
31
3:00 PM15:00

Saint Summer PopUp! at Design Quarter POP UP BOX in Bijou Park

  • Design Quarter POP UP BOX in Bijou Park (map)
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Come party with Winnipeg's coolest barber shop! Saint is setting up a barber chair in the middle of Bijou Park, with proceeds from each cut going to Kidney Cancer Canada. Come get your hair cut, enjoy music, cocktails, art, and check out Saint's very own featured merchandise and apparel - all while enjoying summertime in the Exchange District, and all for a great cause! http://www.wearesaint.com

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Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

"Gather": Group Exhibition at Flux Gallery at aceartinc.

For Flux Gallery’s first curated exhibition, Hassaan Ashraf, Niamh Dooley, Ekene Maduka, and Emma Mayer have been grouped together under the theme of portraiture and textiles. “Gather” is an exhibition that includes painting, performance, textiles, photography, collage, and multi-media work. "Gather" speaks to identity formations in relation to garments, fashion, and cultural transience. Through acts of cultural jamming and resistance Ashraf, Dooley, Maduka, and Mayer recontextualize the textiles and garments they utilize—at times evidenced by the maker’s hand, and at other times evidenced by the subjects’ gaze and mood. From humourous, sentimental, or nostalgic to confrontational, empowering, or inviting, the subjects in these works gesture towards an engagement between artist and subject, artist and viewer, and viewer and subject.

"Gather" is curated by Noor Bhangu, Christina Hajjar, Pablo Javier Castillo Huerta, and Mariana Muñoz Gomez on behalf of Flux Gallery

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Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

"Oneself, and one another" Opening Reception at aceartinc.

Ft. Lita Fontaine, Whess Harman, Meagan Musseau, Rhayne Vermette
Curated by Jennifer Smith

Exhibit runs 20 July – 17 August 2018

Friday 20 July:
6pm- Talk with Lita Fontaine and Meagan Musseau
7pm- Opening with drummer and song carrier Dawn Lavand

aceartinc. & National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition’s invite you to the opening of Oneself, and one another, the exhibition of the Indigenous Curator in Residence, Jennifer Smith.

The blanket use of the word ‘Indigenous’ can eclipse the incredible diversity within Indigenous cultures across Turtle Island. Oneself, and one another is an exploration of this and the inter-identities of Indigenous artists in Canada. Each of the four artists creates work about their own distinct culture, interests and lives. What we discover is how non-homogenity is itself a defining feature of Indigenous culture, a means of working together, and a source of great power.

The great power brings together four artists, who independent of each other explore ideas of gender, multiple cultural identities, tradition, age, territory, the Dakota Nation, the Metis Nation, the Mi’kmaq Nation, Lake Babine Nation, environmental issues, history, punk culture, decolonization, the lives of artists and Indigeneity. Together the artists form an exhibition that places their Indigeneity at the centre, but makes room to celebrate each difference and explore how combined each difference strengthens each other.

More info here.

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Jul
6
7:00 PM19:00

Cover Girls: Women, Advertising, + Architecture Exhibition at the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

Cover Girls: Women, Advertising, and Architecture explores the ways women were depicted in advertisements that appeared in Canadian architectural publications between 1950–1975.

Exhibition runs July 6 - 31, 2018.

266 McDermot Ave., Monday to Friday: 9am-4:30pm

 

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Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

30th Anniversary Exhibitions: Imprint and Markings at Martha Street Studio

30th Anniversary Exhibitions: Imprint and Markings

Please join us for the opening reception of Imprint: 30th Anniversary Members' Showand Markings: Manitoba Printmakers Association on Thursday June 28th, 2018from 6-9 pm. This event is free to attend and open to the public.

Imprint features print-based artwork available for purchase from current members of Martha Street Studio (MSS). The exhibition marks the 30 year anniversary of the incorporation of the Manitoba Printmakers Association (MPA) and is presented alongside Markings: Manitoba Printmakers Association.

Markings encompasses a selection of material illustrating 30 years of printmakin from MPA's history. The Board of Directors, with the assistance of Abigail Auld, researched MPA's roots, resurrection, growth and changes, to present a display of MPA archives.

Imprint and Markings will be on view from June 28th - July 28th, 2018.

Gallery hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm, Saturday 12 - 5 pm. We are closed on Saturdays of long weekends.

Lino-Hop Dance Party

On Thursday June 28th from 6-9 pm, come by for our free outdoor linocut workshop and dance party! Featuring live music by DJ MAE, DJ Night Plans, The Spinsters, and beatslut. This event will take place on Pacific Avenue between Martha Street and Lily Street and is kid-friendly, and open to the public. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult to take part in the linocut workshop.

 

More info here.

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Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Cartae Open School Artist Talk at aceartinc.

This year’s Cartae Open School participants’ practices orbit themes of space, place and memory. As a group they have engaged in critical dialogue surrounding identity, trauma and vulnerability. The juxtaposition of their work in the exhibition parallels the tensions within and between their personal narratives. Together the work forms a resonant chorus of associations that complicate social landscapes. More info here.

2017/18 participants:
Elise Dawson
Christina Hajjar
Julian K
Michelle Panting
Sarah Stewart

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Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Samina Islam Artist-in-Residence Artist Talk at MAWA

Free, everyon is welcome!

Join us for an artist talk by MAWA's Artist in Residence from June 2 - June 30, 2018, Samina Islam (Karachi, Pakistan). 

Samina Islam is a mixed-media artist of mixed heritage (she has a Pakistani father and Dutch mother). She incorporates needlework on top of her images, which are usually printed on canvas, experimenting with diverse visual media to achieve the effect she is looking for. She is intrigued by people’s traditions and surroundings, and her process is spontaneous and intuitive. Inspired by painting while on a residency in Japan, Islam will be painting what she encounters in Winnipeg, embellishing these works with embroidery, glass beads and sequins. She will document her time here through photography and video. More info here.

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Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

Generation Green Community Clean-Up!

Come hang-out with the staff of Generation Green/Acorn Cafe and their friends and family help us pick-up litter!! We care a lot about the earth and the environment and don't like seeing so much litter all around us!

If you like to hangout and visit the Exchange, help us make it more beautiful! If you don't spend time here or can't make it downtown, pick-up trash where it matters to you! ♥

Brings friends, music, or whatever will make this worth it for you! We wanna socialize, hang out, dance, and make being environmentally-friendly fun!! More info here.

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Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Institute Launch - Screening of Reparation Hardware + talk w/ Ilana Harris-Babou Plug In ICA

DIS, THUMBS THAT TYPE AND SWIPE: THE DIS EDUTAINMENT NETWORK

Exhibition: June 26 to July 29, 2018

Summer Institute: June 25-July 7, 2018

Summer Roof-Top Party & Opening Reception: Saturday, July 7, 2018

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is excited to announce our summer exhibition, Thumbs That Type and Swipe: The DIS Edutainment Network by the New York based artist collective DIS. Framing our first session of the Summer Institute led by Marco Roso and DIS collaborators, this exhibition sets the stage with an installation of images, text, colour and a video compilation that resembles, as Roso articulates: “something like MTV meets Adult Swim and PBS.”

A collective formed in 2010, DIS has been DISmagazine, DISown and DISimages. They curate, make installations and objects, and operate as a hybrid voice that crosses disciplines. In this multi-fold manner of production that frequently shifts identities, DIS questions the very value of segregating modes of making into specific fields of production or defined viewership. 

In Thumbs That Type and Swipe: The DIS Edutainment Network, DIS presents a program of videos from their website dis.art that range between documentary, instructional video and self-help guide. It features the work of over 19 artists and critical thinkers from Babak Radboy to Casey Jane Ellison and Ryan Trecatin. This video program is set within an installation that at first glance resembles tradeshow booths or world-fair pavilions, their agenda being critical of economic interconnections between commerce and state; the alignment of popular culture with consumers; and controlled flows of information through technology. 

We are extremely pleased to have DIS member Marco Roso lead the first Session of our Summer Institute (June 25-July 7, 2018). Please join us for one or all of the associated public programs:

Visiting Speakers

Tuesday, June 26 | 6pm: Screening of Reparation Hardware and talk with Ilana Harris-Babou

Tuesday, July 3 | 6pm: Screening of 60 million Americans can't be wrong and artist talk with Christopher Kulendran Thomas

Thursday, July 5 | 6pm: Talk by Economist Evelyn Forget

Date TBD: Artist talk by Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

Friday, June 29 | 6pm: Talk by Architect Nerea Calvillo

Video Speaker Series

Open to the Public:

Monday, June 25 | 4pm: Screening of The Seasteaders and Conversation with Daniel Keller and Jacob Hurwitz Goodman

Wednesday, June 27 | 6pm: Conversation with Hannah Black

Friday, June 29 | 11am: Conversation with Simon Denny

Summer Institute Only:

Thursday, June 28 | 11am: Screening and conversation with Armen Avanessian

Saturday, June 30 | Time TBD: Conversation with Jon Rafman

More info here.

 

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Jun
10
3:00 PM15:00

Interpreting [Interrupting] Youth Screening + Discussion at Plug In ICA

On Sunday, June 10 2018 discover our current exhibition Shit-Baby and the Crumpled Giraffeby Naufus Ramierz Figueroa and Białystok by Przemek Pyszczek through the interpretive lens of six youth.

Starting at 3pm, participants of the fifth edition of our Interpreting [Interrupting] Youth [IIY] program, Danielle Anderson, Cameron Armstrong, Jand Avila, Raven Furgeson, Danielle Sneesby and youth mentor, Crista Ordonez will present short interpretive videos produced by them in collaboration with Plug In ICA, Just TV and the Broadway Neighborhood Center. 

The screening offers a visual reflection of the youth’s collective and individual experiences of Shit-Baby and the Crumpled Giraffe and Białystok and marks the culmination of an intensive four weeks of meeting, working, and thinking together about the exhibitions; and about video as an interpretive mode.  

The event begins with a short reception in the gallery, from 3-3:30pm. The screening and panel discussion with IIY participants is moderated by Assistant Curator Sarah Nesbitt, and will begin at 3:30pm. Everyone welcome! Snacks and refreshments will be served. More info here.

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Jun
9
5:00 PM17:00

Canadian Art Spring Issue Launch Party at Plug In ICA

On Saturday, June 9th Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art will host a launch party for Canadian Art's Summer Issue. The issue takes on the act of translation as its primary focus and includes a special cover commission by Caroline Monnet. Join us and the Canadian Art team for a drink from 5-7pm in our galleries.  Special subscription rates will be available to attendees, as well as individual copies for sale. More info here.

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Jun
8
9:00 PM21:00

Kusama Infinity Opening Night Screening at Cinematheque, co-presented w/ MAWA

Kusama - Infinity
Directed by Heather Lenz
2018, USA, 80 min
(Japanese with English subtitles)

Screenings:

  • Friday, June 8, 2018, 9pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, 3pm 
  • Wednesday - Friday, June 13 – 15, 7pm
  • Saturday, June 16, 3pm and 7pm 
  • Sunday, June 17, 7 pm 

Admission $10; $8 students and seniors
at Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street
presented in partnership with the WFG Cinematheque

Kusama - Infinity explores trailblazing Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s journey from a conservative upbringing in Japan to international fame. When she was younger, she wrote a letter to Georgia O’Keeffe, who invited her to visit in New Mexico and encouraged her to go to New York. There, as a woman and woman of colour, she fought for respect in the male-dominated art world. Many believe that Lucas Samaras, Claes Oldenburg and Andy Warhol copied her work. Now at the age of 88, Yayoi Kusama is one of the most successful artists in the world. Her exhibitions (featuring her signature Infinity Mirror Rooms) draw thousands of visitors, with lines stretching around the block and hours-long waits to enter the galleries. Among her many accomplishments, Kusama’s work commands the highest price of any living woman artist at auctions. More info here.

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Jun
8
6:30 PM18:30

The Pink Couch Series at The Kinship Studio

Featuring Ashley Wood from Manifest This! Podcast

The Kinship Studio has just launched their new event, The Pink Couch Series! Every month they will invite a guest speaker to join them and share a story about their experience in the design community. The event will take place from 7-9 at the studio with the speaker starting at 7:30. They encourage you to stick around after to meet other people in the design community, creating some amazing connections for you and your business.

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