June 10: We’ve mapped out the route for you. Starting out at Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery at 5pm, moving then over to ActualGallery at 7pm, continuing then to PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts and Window from 7pm until late.
June 11: Please join for a panel discussion moderated by curator Kegan McFadden (MB) and featuring artists Rúrí (IS), Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir (IS) and Becca Taylor (MB). The discussion will take place at PLATFORM and address the works and themes in the multi-venue exhibition Since Then.
July 16: Curatorial tour led by Kegan McFadden at 2pm beginning at Urban Shaman
TBA: Finissage, closing party
The Icelandic Canada Art Convergence, núna (now), will mark its tenth year of activity with a monumental multi-venue visual art project curated by Kegan McFadden opening on 10 June 2016. The twenty-two artists exhibited include: Aisa Amittu, Garry Neill Kennedy, Janet Kigusiuq, Kent Monkman, Peter Morin, Derek Sullivan, Ione Thorkelsson, Rachael Thorleifson, Rebecca Belmore, Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir, Cliff Eyland, Meryl McMaster, Chih-Chien Wang, Dana Claxton, Leah Decter, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Mark Emerak, Demian DinéYazhi’, Rúrí, Jude Norris, Justin Sorensen and Helga Jakobson. Window will be co-curated by Synonym Art Consultation.
”Looking forward to recognising 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.”
Special thank you to Manitoba Arts Council for their support and our presenting partners: Actual Gallery, Urban Shaman Gallery, Graffiti Gallery, Window and Platform Centre.