Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir | Since Then at PLATFORM
The Icelandic Canada Art Convergence, núna (now), will mark its tenth year of activity with a monumental project opening on 10 June 2016 at various venues in the Exchange District.
In conjunction with this celebration, PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts and núna (now) are pleased to announce the exhibition Since Then, a multi-venue group show organized by curator Kegan McFadden (MB). PLATFORM will feature the an exploratory selection of photographic, digital, and new media works by Rebecca Belmore (QC), Cliff Eyland (MB), Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir (IS), Meryl McMaster (ON), and Chih-Chien Wang (QC).
Please join us at the opening reception Friday 10 June 2016 at 7 PM at PLATFORM. An panel discussion is scheduled for 11 June at 2 PM. All events are free and open to the public.
EXHIBITION | 10 June – 23 July 2016
OPENING RECEPTION | Friday 10 June | 7 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION | Saturday 11 June | 2 PM
CURATORIAL TOUR | Saturday 18 July | 2 PM beginning at Urban Shaman
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.
Over four venues PLATFORM, Urban Shaman, Actual and Window; the twenty-two exhibiting artists will 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.
Photograph: Meryl McMaster, “Caduceus”, 2010, Digital Chromogenic Print, 24″ x 24″