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Group Exhibition | Sovereign Intimacies

December 1 - December 20

Free

Sovereign Intimacies is a group exhibition co-curated by Nasrin Himada and Jennifer Smith, in partnership with Gallery 1C03, with support from Video Pool Media Arts Centre. The exhibition takes place at Plug In ICA from September 26 – December 20, 2020, with extensive programming that consists of online talks, workshops, screenings, and poetry readings. Sovereign Intimacies explores themes of cultural and community exchange between Indigenous artists and artists from the diaspora, more specifically artists who are First Nations, Inuit and Métis collaborating with artists living in what is currently called Canada who came to this land and are not part of the settler/colonial history of the country. The group show consists of pairings of artists, as well as individuals, whose work is based on process and relationship building, and for those whose work is invested in active conceptualization around topics of friendship and intimacy, who are working to build collective vision of a sovereign future.

The curatorial intention is to present not only work in a gallery space, but to focus on an extensive online public program featuring readings, talks, workshops, screenings, and other local community engagements and encounters. The aim is to construct a space where these conversations highlight collaboration and exchange of knowledge. The community is centered, knowing that this exhibition cannot respond to and encompass all the needs of future discussions, but sets the goals for the community to continue these discussions to amplify our collective voice.

Featuring the work of Hassaan Ashraf, Annie Beach, Ayumi Goto, iris yirei hu, melannie monoceros, Peter Morin, Mariana Muñoz Gomez, Wanda Nanibush, M. NourbeSe Philip, Meghann O’Brien, Marie-Anne Redhead, Cheyenne Thomas, and David Thomas

Partnership with Gallery 1C03, with support from Video Pool Media Arts Centre

Co-curated by Nasrin Himada and Jennifer Smith

*Reduced hours / by appointment

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art | 1, 460 Portage Ave | Winnipeg MB | Canada

Details

Start:
December 1
End:
December 20
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://plugin.org/exhibitions/sovereignintimacies_2020/

Organizer

Video Pool Media Arts Centre
Phone:
204-949-9134
Email:
programming@videopool.org
Website:
www.videopool.org

Venue

Video Pool Media Arts Centre
Unit 300-100 Arthur Street + Google Map
Phone:
204-949-9134