On Saturday, July 16th, curator Kegan McFadden will guide us around the multi venue Since Then exhibition. Starting at Urban Shaman at 2 pm, the tour will then gradually head over to Actual Gallery, ending at Platform around 4pm. Please feel free to come and go at your convenience.
No registration needed, the tour is free of charge, see you there!
About Since Then:
Looking forward to recognizing the tenth year of núna (now) and postulating what the future might hold, this visual art exhibition looks to histories of survival as a starting point for a conversation. Titled Since Then, the exhibit considers possibilities of survival, of cross-cultural exchange, and legacy. Looking at work that depicts survival, alludes to hybridity and transformation, and carries with it the physical markers of distress as part of their conceptual make-up, Since Then challenges preconceived notions of what it is to endure from both a historical and a contemporary point of view. How is the road forward paved with stories of what has come before? What has happened Since Then… ?
Installed in four unique exhibition spaces throughout Winnipeg’s Exchange District, this sprawling multi-faceted group exhibit poses hard questions about what it means to survive and how the markers of survival sometimes, necessarily, force a dialogue about its opposite. – K.M.
Since Then / Artists by Venue:
Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art
290 McDermot Ave. WPG, MB
Leah Decter & Cheryl L’Hirondelle
300 Ross Ave. WPG, MB
Garry Neill Kennedy
Platform Centre for Photographic + Digital Art
121-100 Arthur St. WPG, MB
Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir
Window co-curated with Synonym Art Consultation
Artspace Building Bannatyne Ave. @ Arthur St. WPG, MB (sidewalk level)
Since 2003 Kegan McFadden has devised a hybridized practice as artist – curator – publisher – writer, orchestrating opportunities for the presentation of contemporary art and publishing with an emphasis on issues related to melancholy, exploratory research, and artist publishing. Over the last decade he has organized exhibitions and screenings throughout Canada and internationally for artist-run, university, and public galleries. Kegan was the Director / Curator of PLATFORM Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts in Winnipeg between 2007 and 2012 where he focused on rigorous, thematic group exhibitions, commissioning new work by emerging artists, strengthening presentation networks nationally, and intensifying the Centre’s publishing program. As a curator, Kegan’s interest in contemporary art is focused on divergent photographic practices, performance-based research and presentation, and artist publishing. The recipient of numerous grants and awards from municipal, provincial, and federal professional funding agencies, Kegan holds a graduate degree in Critical and Curatorial Studies from the Department of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, 2007), and was one of only two Canadians among the inaugural participants in the Curatorial Intensive (NYC, 2010) organized and hosted by the prestigious Independent Curators International. In 2013 he was award the Manitoba Arts Council’s Major Arts Award for his curatorial prowess.