Limpe Fuchs | Artist Talk

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.

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Curator selected for the Indigenous Residency

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.

The Curator

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.

The Curator

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.


aceartinc.’s Annual Student Show

call for submissions | deadline 20 March




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.

Open City Cinema + Video Pool present: Women of Canadian Video Distribution

Curated by Jennifer Smith | Thursday, March 12 at 7:00pm

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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

Annual General Meeting – 11 December, 6:30pm


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:
 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.

Filling the Hole – Art and the spaces of the City

Dr. David Churchill & Frank Livingston Artist Talk | 13 February, 7pm


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.

2013 Annual General Meeting

12 December, 2013 | 7pm


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]

Hollywood hens, protesterns, and other stuff

An impromtu conversation with Doug Melnyk, Ian Mozdzen, & Coral Maloney | 18 September | 7pm

hollywood-hens-webimage 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).

NGTVSPC Artist Talk

16th July | 7pm



Negative Space was an underground centre that became an essential component of Winnipeg’s art, music and cultural life. Run collectively, it closed after 2 glorious years. Join us to listen to some of the collective members talk about their experiences of running this fly-by-night space.’ The talk will take place July 16th at 7pm.


King of Lies | Storytelling with Clare Murphy | Saturday 23rd March, 7pm | $5


Image courtesy of Clare Murphy | 2012

Can you learn all the lies in the world? The King of Syria dedicated his life to it. But everyone is born with seven lies and seven locusts, who could possibly count them all? Join contemporary storyteller Clare Muireann Murphy as she delves into the power of lies. Inspired by Rafik Schami’s book: Damascus Nights and by the recent events in Syria.

Chantel Mierau has generously agreed to the even taking place within her exhibition, Homemaking, which will be open for viewing until 7pm.

Clare is storyteller in residence at the Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Cultures at the University of Manitoba this Spring Semester. She returns to London (UK) in May 2013. Originally from Ireland Clare combines the influences of her childhood: theatre and literature with the rich art of storytelling. A physically dynamic storyteller who loves to play with words.

Tickets are $5 at the door. Seating is limited.