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enendaman | anminigook

Wendy Red Star , Amy Malbeuf, Kenneth Lavallee, Jeneen Frei Njootli

Curated by Niki Little

Opening Friday 8 January 2016, 7pm with a performance by Jeneen Frei Njootli.

Group artist talk:            Saturday 9 January, noon.

Curatorial talk:               Saturday 6 February, 1 pm

Closes 12 February 2016

Read the curatorial essay:

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More info on the Indigenous Curatorial Residency

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enendaman | anminigook (intention | worth) brings together four contemporary artists whose works reference the Indigenous traditions/teachings, matriarchy, and genetic memory that reverberate between the past and present.

enendaman | anminigook investigates the complexities of authorship within contemporary Indigenous art. The exhibition features new works from: Wendy Red Star (PO), Amy Malbeuf (AB), Kenneth Lavallee (MB), and Jeneen Frei Njootli (BC). It spans cultural practices such as regalia, caribou hair tufting, mark making, and Ceremony utilizing the mediums of sculpture, painting, video, and performance. Together the works act upon and expose a unique authorship/voice inspired by Indigenous matriarchy that is grounded in the artists’ personal experience. The exhibition highlights elements of Indigenous social, political, Ceremonial, and physical territories that were passed on by Indigenous females. These territories are acknowledged by each artist as Indigenous knowledge bases that are composed of history, blood memory, stories, and matriarchy that transcend time. The authorship becomes shared: the artist remains central in the work but there is a sense of the continuum of Indigenous knowledges that celebrates recentering Indigenous women through actions of generative processes and resistance.

“Our hands live and work in the present, while pulling on the past. It is impossible for us to not do both. / Our hands make a future.” – A Gathering of Spirit, Beth Brant, 1984

This exhibition is the result of a unique partnership between aceartinc. and the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective that is funded by the Winnipeg Foundation. The Indigenous Curatorial Residency is an initiative that provides support for an emerging Indigenous curator to mount an exhibition. enendaman | anminigook is Niki Little’s first curatorial project. The title of the exhibition is in Oji-Cree from Kistiganwacheeng, Treaty 5 territory.

Chi-miigs also to the Canada Council, Manitoba Arts Council, and the Winnipeg Arts Council for their ongoing support.


Biographies

Niki Little is an artist/observer and arts administrator whose works extends from curating, arts coordination and a studio-based practice. She is interested in artistic and curatorial strategies that investigate cultural consumerism, gender, 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 based out of Winnipeg, MB.

Wendy Red Star is of Crow and Irish descent from Billings MT, just outside of the Crow Indian reservation where she was raised. She holds an MFA in sculpture from UCLA. Red Star’s work explores the intersection between life on the Crow Indian reservation and the world outside of that environment. She currently lives in Portland (OR) where she is an adjunct professor of art at Portland State University.

Amy Malbeuf is a Métis visual artist from Rich Lake, Alberta, Canada. Malbeuf utilizes the practices of caribou hair tufting, beadwork, installation, and performance to explores notions of identity, place, language, and ecology. Malbeuf lives and works in Kelowna where she is working towards an MFA from the University of British Columbia Okanagan.

Kenneth Lavallee is a Winnipeg born artist, an alumnus of the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Primarily through the use of painting, drawing, and silkscreen, Kenneth produces personal work embracing traditional ideas of balance, interdependence, and order in nature — the cosmos, both aesthetically and thematically.

Jeneen Frei Njootli is a Gwich’in artist and a founding member of the ReMatriate collective. Her practice concerns itself with Indigeneity-in-politics, community engagement, and productive disruptions. Frei Njootli graduated with a BFA from Emily Carr University and is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts degree as an uninvited guest on unceded Musqueam territory at the University of British Columbia.

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enendaman | anminigook

Wendy Redstar, Amy Malbeuf, Kenneth Lavallee, Jeneen Frei Njootli

Commissaire: Niki Little

Vernissage le vendredi 8 janvier 2016 à 19 h avec une performance par Jeneen Frei Njootli.

Causerie du groupe d’artistes : le samedi 9 janvier à midi

Causerie sur le contenu : le samedi 6 février à 13 h

Un panel de discussion : Jaimie Isaac – commissaire en résidence autochtone/contemporaine, le Musée des beaux-arts de Winnipeg; Becca Taylor – commissaire autochtone en résidence, la galerie Urban Shaman : février, temps et lieu à déterminer

Présenté par aceartinc. et la Aboriginal Curatorial Collective.
Salle 2, 290 avenue McDermot, Winnipeg (Man.) R3B 0T2   |   204 944 9763   |   niki@aceart.org

Subventionné par la Winnipeg Foundation.

enendaman | anminigook (l’intention/la valeur) rassemble les œuvres de quatre artistes contemporains qui font référence aux enseignements et aux traditions autochtones, la matriarchie, et la mémoire génétique qui réverbère entre le présent et le passé.

enendaman | anminigook explore les complexités des droits d’auteur de l’art indigène contemporain. L’exposition met en montre de nouvelles œuvres de : Wendy Red Star (PO), Amy Malbeuf (Alta.), Kenneth Lavallee (Man.), et Jeneen Frei Njootli (C.-B.). L’exposition présente des pratiques culturelles telles que les habits, le touffetage de fil de poils de caribou, la création de marques, et la Cérémonie, en se servant des médiums de la sculpture, de la peinture, de la vidéo et de la performance. Les œuvres agissent ensemble et exposent les droits d’auteur de l’œuvre unique, surtout de la voix inspirée de la matriarchie indigène qui est ancrée dans l’expérience personnelle des artistes. L’exposition souligne les éléments indigènes sociaux, politiques, cérémoniaux et les territoires physiques qui leur ont été légués par les femmes indigènes. Ces territoires sont reconnus par chaque artiste comme étant des connaissances indigènes constituées de l’histoire, de la mémoire du sang, des histoires et de la matriarchie qui transcendent le temps. Cela devient une œuvre de collaboration : l’artiste est toujours central à l’œuvre mais il y a un sens d’un continuum de connaissances indigènes qui célèbrent un recentrage des femmes indigènes par la mise en action de processus génératifs et de la résistance.

« Nos mains vivent et œuvrent dans le présent, tout en tirant sur le passé. Il est impossible pour nous de ne pas faire les deux. / Nos mains façonnent le futur. » – A Gathering of Spirit, Beth Brant, 1984

Cette exposition est le résultat d’un partenariat unique entre aceartinc. et le Aboriginal Curatorial Collective, subventionnée par la Winnipeg Foundation. La Indigenous Curatorial Residency est une initiative qui prête appui à un commissaire indigène émergent pour lui permettre de monter une exposition. enendaman | anminigook est le premier projet de Niki Little en tant que commissaire. Le titre de l’exposition est en oji-cri de Kistiganwacheeng, territoire Treaty 5.
Nous remercions également le Conseil des arts du Canada, le Conseil des arts du Manitoba et le Conseil des arts de Winnipeg de leur appui continu.

Traduction : Simone Hébert Allard


Image: Amy Malbeuf – “The Length of Grief” – credit Jordan Bennett

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Muddy Water Magazine

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THE YOLK OF MENIAL LIGHT Andrea Roberts

23 October – 1 December 2015

Launch – 7pm, Friday 23 October   |   Artist talk – 7pm, Friday 6 November

Talking cures and speaking truths. Apologies. Oaths. The magic of words. The weight of light. 

THE YOLK OF MENIAL LIGHT is a large scale intermedia installation that pulls from the disparate worlds of self-help, capitalist tech-utopianism, street level advertising and the everyday emotional experiences of labor.

 

Andrea Roberts is Canadian intermedia artist whose work merges sound, performance, video and installation. A recent recipient of San Francisco’s Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Award, Roberts has shown and performed at galleries and festivals internationally; from San Francisco’s 1038 and SomArts to Havana’s CT International Print Biennial and Montreal’s Film Pop. Roberts received their BFA Hons in Sculpture from the University of Manitoba in 2011 and a MFA in Sculpture from California College of the Arts in 2014.

 

With thanks to Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, and KALA Arts Institute.

 

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THE YOLK OF MENIAL LIGHT   |   Andrea Roberts

Du 23 octobre au 1 décembre 2015   |   Causerie d’artiste – le vendredi 6 novembre

Des cures de parole et des vérités révélées. Des excuses. Des serments. La magie des mots. La pesanteur de la lumière.

THE YOLK OF MENIAL LIGHT est une installation inter-média à grande échelle qui s’inspire des mondes disparates du développement personnel, de l’utopisme capitaliste technologique, des panneaux publicitaires au niveau de la rue et des émotions ressenties lors du travail de tous les jours.

Images: Karen Asher

2015/16 Regular Exhibition Program

 

Esther Simmonds-MacAdam | Separates the man from the horse

4 September – 12 October 2015

 

Andrea Roberts   | Cold Reading      23 October – 1 December 2015

 

Niki Little   | Enendaman | Anminigook     January 2016

Indigenous Curator in Residence exhibition

 

Colin Lyons   |   A Modern Cult of Monuments      4 March – 1 April 2016

 

Karen Asher   |   The Full Catastrophe    15 April – 20 May 2016

 

Alexis Dirkes   |   [untitled]      3 June – 8 July 2016

 

The jury that selected the 2015/16 Regular Program convened on September 11th & 12th, 2014. The jurors were: Jennifer Lee Smith, cam bush, Helga Jakobson, Mark Neufeld, Jamie Wright, hannah_g

The jury that selected the Indigenous Curatorial Residency convened on June 15th, 2015. The jurors were: Mylène Guay, hannah_g, Peter Morin, Jamie Wright, Dayna Danger, Helga Jakobson

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

 

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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 hannah_g@aceart.org
Include:
– 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.

Art & Astronomy: intersections and oppositions a panel discussion

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Followed by

An open house at the Lockhart Planetarium and Ewen Telescope

3 – 4.30pm, Thursday 5th February 2015
Room 250, Allen Physics Laboratory Building

As part of the activities surrounding Fiona Annis’ exhibition, Outlines of Astronomy (the stars are dead but their light lives on) aceartinc. is partnering with the Physics and Astronomy Department of the University of Manitoba to present a panel discussion on the relationship between art and astronomy. Beguiling and sometimes, to the uninitiated, mysterious, the depiction of stars has been a part of one of the oldest sciences, as well as art, for centuries. But what are the sympathies and antagonisms between art and astronomy? Join our discussion with:

Fiona Annis, artist

Dr. Jayanne English, Associate Professor in the Dept. of Physics & Astronomy

Helga Jakobson, artist

Dr. Gilles Ferrand, Research Associate in the Dept. of Physics & Astronomy

 

Lockhart Planetarium and Ewen Telescope Open House

After the panel, you are invited to the Department of Physics & Astronomy and the Winnipeg Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada open house. Starting at approximately 5pm there will be a brief introduction in the planetarium to the night sky in season followed by viewings through the telescopes.

Directions to Room 250 Allen Physics Laboratory Building

By car: From Pembina Highway head onto University Crescent, turn left onto Dysart Road, and turn left on Parking Lot Q or take the street to the right to access the multi-storey Parkade. From your vehicle walk east past St John’s College to find the Allen Physics Building (entrances are located at the far end on each side, with lot of construction on the north side).

By Bus: Get off at the terminus station, walk toward the administration historical building and then toward the small green houses to find the Allen Physics Building.

When entering the Allen building, room 250 is the very first on your right, in the lobby.

 Click here for a map

Biographies

Fiona Annis is a Montréal-based artist and researcher whose practice emphasizes the use of photography and other time-based media. Following her Master’s degree at the Glasgow School of Art, Fiona recently completed a practice-led PhD at Concordia University where she currently teaches part-time. Fiona has exhibited in various contexts including: The AC Institute (New York City), The Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montréal) Goldsmith’s University (London), LowSalt Gallery (Glasgow), and The Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton). Her work has been published in BlackFlash Magazine, Front: Contemporary Art & Ideas, and Imagining Science, winner of the New York Book Show Award. Fiona is currently exploring the alchemic potential of antiquated photographic processes, a trajectory initiated during a six-month artist residency at The Penumbra Foundation in New York City. Concurrent projects also include an ongoing collaboration with The Society of Affective Archives, and upcoming solo exhibitions at Gallery44 (Toronto), VU PHOTO (Québec), Caravansérail (Rimouski), and aceartinc. (Winnipeg).

Dr. Jayanne English investigates the motion of galaxies in order to trace elusive Dark Matter. With respect to popularizing science, her forte’ is producing striking astronomy outreach images from research data. At Space Telescope Science Institute, which runs NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, she co-ordinated the Hubble Heritage Project’s first 2 years of image production. Her images appear in prestigious magazines, popular and educational books, and numerous websites.  Her outreach work is well-served by her education at Ontario College of Art and Design University as well as her astrophysics degrees  from University of Toronto (B.Sc) and Australian National University (Ph.D).

Dr. Gilles Ferrand is investigating the acceleration of particles by shock waves in supernova remnants and superbubbles. His work is mostly based on numerical simulations, in link with observations of the Galaxy at the highest photon energies. He regularly partakes in outreach activities of various kinds on and off campus. He completed his academic training in his home country of France, with a master in engineering from the Ecole Centrale de Nantes, a master in astrophysics from the University Paris 7 and a doctorate in high-energy astrophysics from the University Toulouse III. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the French department of energy (CEA Saclay), before moving to Canada where he is now a Research Associate at the University of Manitoba.

Helga Jakobson is a recent graduate of the BFA honours program at the School of Art at the University of Manitoba. She is a practicing interdisciplinary visual artist currently interested in bio-art and prognostication.

 

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Art & Astronomy: intersections and oppositions une table ronde

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La journée portes ouvertes au Lockhart Planetarium et Ewen Telescope

15 h à 16 h 30, jeudi, le 5 février 2015

Salle 250, Allen Physics Laboratory Building

Pour complémenter les activités qui entourent l’exposition de Fiona Annis, Outlines of Astronomy (the stars are dead but their light lives on), aceartinc. s’est joint au Département de physique et d’astronomie de l’Université du Manitoba pour présenter une table ronde  sur la relation qui existe entre l’art et l’astronomie. Séduisante et, pour les non-initiés, parfois mystérieuse, la représentation des étoiles fait partie d’une des sciences les plus anciennes, et de l’art, depuis des siècles. Mais quelles sont les points communs et les dissonances entre l’art et l’astronomie? Joignez-vous à notre discussion avec :

Fiona Annis, artiste

Dre Jayanne English, professeur adjoint du Département de physique et d’astronomie

Helga Jakobson/Mark Neufeld, artiste

Dr Gilles Ferrand, chercheur adjoint du Département de physique et d’astronomie

Après la discussion, vous êtes invités à vous rendre à la journée portes ouvertes du Royal Astronomical Society of Canada au Département de physique et d’astronomie et le Winnipeg Centre. Dès environ 17 h, il y aura une brève introduction au ciel la nuit dans le planétarium suivi d’observations avec des télescopes.