The Scott Wachal Memorial Bursary was awarded to Carolyn Kroeker last summer.
The recipient is a student who has been curated into aceart’s annual student exhibition which then makes him/her/them eligible to apply for this bursary. $500 is awarded for a project and an artist talk about it is delivered in the following spring. Carolyn Kroeker will deliver a talk with Kira Koop, about the multi media project I AM HERE.
Apply to the 2016 call for submissions from students.
7 pm, Wednesday, 30 March 2016
I AM HERE, a multimedia series by Caro LaFlamme and Kira Koop, challenges the disparity between physical and intellectual space allotted to men and womyn in public spaces. The photographic series shares the stories of four consenting participants posing in locations where they were harassed. White capes draped over their shoulders bear two separate but connected statements: I AM HERE and (I AM NOT FOR YOU), challenging the viewer’s gaze.
Koop’s photographic quartet DEMAND/DECLARE documents locations of events and interactions where Koop was denied full personhood. The series mixes interior and exterior spaces, exploring both the public and the private. SEE ME becomes a mantra, repeated as a plea and a command.
2 October, 5:15 pm, MAWA, 611 Main St.
Presented for send+receive in partnership with MAWA
German artist Limpe Fuchs broke early from her classical training to experiment with “no formalism”-improvisational sound and visual performance using handmade instruments and sound sculptures. Her fascinating artistic career spans over forty years of pushing musical and performance boundaries with an open and intuitive approach. For this event, Fuchs will present some of her handmade instruments and discuss the ideas and concepts behind her often whimsical and rousing work.
send+receive | www.limpefuchs.de/en
Indigenous Curatorial Residency
In partnership with the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective and with the generous support of the Winnipeg Foundation, aceartinc. has created an Indigenous Curatorial Residency.
aceartinc. and the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective are delighted to announce that the selection committee has considered the applications to the Indigenous Curatorial Residency program and made their selection. Niki Little will begin the residency on August 4th, 2015. She will mount the exhibition, Enendaman | Anminigook, in January 2016.
The Curatorial Project
Enendaman | Anminigook will investigate the concept of authorship in contemporary Indigenous art; more specifically, utilizing this notion as a model to investigate the intersecting points of lineage, Indigenous female territories, and the value associated with labour/cultural skill. Little hopes to create a space that is a form of generative process and resistance revealing the nuanced complexity of recentering women.
Niki Little is an artist/observer and arts administrator whose works extends from writing, curating, arts coordination and engaging in transient artistic experiences. She is interested in artistic and curatorial strategies that investigates art consumerism, gender, culture and cultural Diaspora with a hint of youth-inspired ambivalence along the way. She is a member of The Ephemerals, a female Indigenous art collective. Little is on the Board of Directors at Urban Shaman (Vice-President), and recently stepped down from President for the Independent Media Arts Alliance, and Treasurer for the National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition. She studied at the University of Manitoba, the National Screen Institute, and the Camberwell College of Art, London, UK, and completed the Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) mentorship program.
Annual Student Show call 2015
If you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student in Manitoba taking an art class, you are eligible to apply.
Deadline: noon, 20 March 2015
To install and exhibit from 7 to 30 April 2015
Please submit up to 3 pieces on any theme in any medium to [email protected]
– a one-page artist statement
– an image list
– Each image should not exceed 1024×768 pixels, 72dpi and/or 50kb. No more than 9 images total (including detail images of each of the 3 pieces being submitted).
Selected artists are eligible to apply for the Scott Wachall Memorial Bursary, a $500 award and opportunity to give a public artist talk about your practice and work.
Curated by Jennifer Smith
Thursday, March 12 at 7:00pm
Open City Cinema and Video Pool are teaming up to present a program exploring Feminist Video Art, and the culture of Independent Distribution of Video Art in Canada.
The four independent Canadian distribution centres across Canada are Vtape (Toronto), VIVO Media Arts Centre (Vancouver), Groupe Intervention Vidéo (GIV) (Montreal) and Video Pool Media Arts Centre (Winnipeg), curated by Video Pool’s Jennifer Smith. Presented with support from The Manitoba Arts Council/ Le conseil des arts du Manitoba and aceartinc.
Il était encore des fois by Aurélie Pedron
HANGMAN by Lamathilde
Calamity by Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan
CVS (Computer Vision Syndrome) by Freya Björg Olafson
Hope by Dana Claxton
Colonization: the second coming by Thirza Cuthand
Babe in the Woods by Lisa Birke
Per Se by Deirdre Logue
Come and get the newest volume of PaperWait – to be launched during the AGM
Since our last AGM, the Board has filled one vacancy and appointed Nicole Flynn as a new director. The membership will vote to ratify this decision.
6 of our current directors have terms that will expire. They are: Andrew Moreau, Andrew Kaplan, Lancelot Coar, Holger Kalberg, Mark Neufeld, Mike VonTiesenhausen. These 6 directors have put their names forward to serve a further two-year term. The membership will vote on whether to re-elect them.
There are currently up to 3 vacancies on the board. Any interested member can put their name forward, no later than November 26th, if they wish to stand for election. We encourage any interested individuals, especially practicing artists, to apply.
At the AGM we will be presenting:
(i) Treasurer’s Report, including ace’s Financial Statements from prior year.
(ii) Election of Directors.
(iii) Appointment of our Accountant.
(iv) President’s Report.
(v) PaperWait vol.16 launch.
From the fine folks that brought you the Soap Box Derby, aceartinc. is back with their annual winter event, A Portrait with Your Pet. Winnipeggers can support their favourite artist-run centre by bringing their beloved pets to ace’s beautiful gallery which is nestled in the heart of the historic Exchange District, on the 2nd floor of 290 McDermot. Here, art lovers and pet lovers alike can have a portrait taken with their handsome pet, by one of Winnipeg’s finest photographers within hand-crafted sets built by some of Winnipeg’s most-celebrated visual artists. A Portrait with Your Pet will be taking place on February 20 & 21st, 2016.
Furry, feathered, scaly, hairless, and taxidermied critters are welcome. Costumes, matching uniforms, and props are encouraged!
Book early to avoid disappointment. Call (204) 944-9763 or email [email protected], today!
Regular pricing $50 $40
Deal of the Year 2 for $70 2 for $60
**All non-member bookings include a gallery membership.
To pay online please click on the PayPal link below:
For five months between August 2013 and January 2014 twenty-two artists participated in an urban art experiment by placing their work in a small hole in the back exterior wall of a grocery store in Winnipeg’s West End. Each Sunday afternoon a different artist would install their work in this modest opening facing out into a back alley. Though artist statements and short bio were posted on social media the actual gallery site was devoid of any indications or explanations of the art or artist. This impromptu micro gallery presented art at its most vulnerable, exposed not only to elements but also to the random attentions of passersby.
Join Gallery founders and co-coordinators Frank Livingston and David Churchill, as they discuss the concept behind the gallery, the artists who donated their work to the project, and the reactions to the ideal of the gallery and to the art itself.
Frank Livingston is a Winnipeg based artist and gardener.
Dr. David Churchill, teaches history at the University of Manitoba.
aceartinc. will hold its 2013 Annual General Meeting on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 7:00pm, 2nd floor, 290 McDermot Ave.
PaperWait Vol.15 will be available after the AGM. It covers all the 2012/13 program including essays by Darren Stebeleski, Willow Rector, Ben Clarkson, Emily G. Doucet, and Eric LeSage. The limited print edition also features art work by Maegan Broadhurst, cam bush, Matthew Gardiner, Alexander McQuat, and Phomohobes. Come by and pick up your free copy, members, or become a member and get your free copy!
All members are invited and encouraged to attend.
The 2013 Annual Report and our review engagement will be presented. There will be cake!
For more information or to RSVP please call (204) 944-9763 or email [email protected]
image courtesy of Larry Glawson
Ian & Coral & Doug have been working together within a number of performative occasions recently (Hollywood Hen Pit, WEproteSTern, LUCY). Please join us for some conversation about what these three having been up to (enemas, k.d. lang, chimps, and otherwise).
Doug Melnyk works in a variety of media. He is the author of books — NAKED CROQUET, DOCTOR MEIST, and FRUITS, a queer comic. His video work can be found in a number of public collections including the National Gallery of Canada and New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Melnyk’s performance works, GORILLA and SUMMERTIME, have been performed in venues including the Edinburgh Fringe, IVC Theatre in Covent Garden, and Hunter College in New York.
Ian Mozdzen grew up on a grain & poultry farm in rural Manitoba. He studied English Literature & Theatre at the University of Winnipeg & Simon Fraser University. In 2002, he co-founded a devised theatre company – out of line theatre (with Mia van Leeuwen). He also practices and creates solo & collaboratively. Now, he’s training as a dancer within the School of Contemporary Dancers. … caused a bit of lollapalooza recently, with HOLLYWOOD HEN PIT (with Doug Melnyk). Also staging some political protests with WEproteSTern (alongside Coral Maloney). Happy to be making lots of different performances with lots of different people. Long Live Young Lungs. Everyone should see the films THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT and “The Other Side of the Ledger: An Indian View of the Hudson’s Bay Company.”
Coral Maloney has been “WEproteSTern”-ing since spring 2012. Other recent work includes a series of workshop readings of LUCY by Doug Melnyk, creating/directing Red Socket Spine as part of Young Lungs Dance Exchanges’ Production Series 2012, and a variety of other solo and collaborative performances and installations. Coral is looking forward to working with Adhere & Deny for Trumpets & Raspberries in November as well as ongoing work on WEproteSTern (with Ian Mozdzen).