UNDERWORLD: A QPOC Ball

In the spring time, spirits from the underworld will begin to reappear. They can be good and bad. 

On April 18, let’s harness this energy and have a magical ball.

There will be a runway show competition with the following categories:

Ladies who Brunch…on Patios (high femme realness)
Sow the Seeds (Butch realness) 
Fantastic and Fanciful Face (Open to all)
Metamorphose (Walk celebrating your body and it’s changes)
Queer on a beach (Swimwear) 
Spring time in Paris (Fashion Walk)
Mystical Creatures (Couture)
Team/House Walk (short team routine)
Twister Vogue (Dips/spins/twists/drops)

Party with your favourite QPOC DJs.
Suggested donation $10. 
Program begins at 11:30pm

Unfortunately this venue is not super accessible. 🙁

A Portrait With Your Pet

Saturday, May 25, 9am – 5pm

Grafitti Gallery, 109 Higgins Ave. (please enter through side door)

Join us for aceartinc.’s fundraiser “A Portrait With Your Pet” happening on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Grafitti Gallery! Chronicle you and your fur babies with an exciting lineup of photographers in fun sets designed by local artists.

Set #1: by Kelly Campbell & Megumi Kinata
Photography 9am – 1pm by Mahlet Cuff
Photography 1pm – 5pm by Christine St. Martin
About the set: Cruise down Portage Avenue in a cardboard mint-coloured convertible with pink flames. 

Set #2: by Peatr Thomas
Photography 9am –1pm by Kelechi Asagwara
Photography 1pm – 5pm by TBA
About the set: Float on pillowy, illuminated clouds in a bright blue sky. 

Set #2: by Rachel Thorleifson
Photography 9am – 1pm by Mike Peters
Photography 1pm – 5pm by TBA
About the set:more info coming soon! 

Please note the change of the original date and location from April 13 at aceartinc. 

Unable to attend? You can support the event by making a DONATION

Sponsored by Assiniboine Credit Union & Parlour Coffee

Tickets are now on sale via Eventbrite.

Group computing experimental improv workshop

Saturday, March 16

5-7pm

* A free CARTAE Open School event hosted by Davis Plett *

My recent intermedia performance work has used simple technology and computing tasks to explore what it feels like to be a body living in a world of other bodies – bodies made of flesh, text, code, and knowledge. In this experimental workshop we will embark on an adventurous intuitive emotional performative critical hilarious devastating delicious boring intellectual shallow dire bitchy EXPERIMENTAL GROUP EXPLORATION of these themes.

We will sit at our computers – in the same room but each in our own space. We will congregate on a shared Google doc. I will guide us through a number of simple computing and search-engine games and tasks. We will commit acts of administration, perform feats of pix-elation, sink into quiet doubt, climb over each other in a digital junglegym, babble bark garble and guffaw. We will see what can be made when a group of people gather twice: as bodies in a room and as bodies on the web.

NO PRIOR PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. If you’ve ever visited the internet you’re more than qualified to participate. This not a traditional performance workshop and you WON’T be asked to “create a short and humiliating solo work that you will then share with the class.”

PLEASE RSVP. Email (davisplett@gmail.com) or DM me if you want to come so I have an idea of numbers (or if you have any questions!).

PLEASE BRING:
– laptop and charger
– basic working knowledge of Google Docs

Annual General Meeting

Thursday, January 31, 2019

7-8:30 pm

All are welcome!

Become a member or renew your membership!

Reg price: $25.00 (online or in person)
AGM special, up to and night of: Pay what you can (in person or contact chantel@aceart.org)

Members receive voting privileges at AGMs and other benefits, as outlined on our website. aceart.org/membership

We’ll be approving our new anti-oppression policy. Read it online at aceart.org/mandate

hannah_g, aceartinc.’s Director to pursue Canada Council funded writing project

 

We are delighted to share the wonderful news that hannah_g has been awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to work on an experimental art writing project, Critical Fictions. To support her work, the Board Directors of aceartinc. have given hannah a twelve month sabbatical, commencing November 2018.

In addition to implementing the superb annual juried exhibition program of five exhibitions , among other related activities, hannah champions emerging art writers through the Critical Distance writing program. She has been instrumental in directing transformational initiatives at ace such as: The Cartae Open School (co-founded with Jamie Wright and Helga Jakobson), The Flux Gallery (co-founded with Hannah Doucet), the Indigenous Curatorial Residency (with support from Jaimie Isaac, Nikki Little, Jenny Western, ACC-CCA, and NIMAC), and the BIPOC art & culture writing workshop series (with Creative Manitoba Indigenous Programs and the University of Winnipeg’s Institute of Women & Gender Studies, Noor Bhangu.) The board and staff will miss working with her but enthusiastically await what she fills the next twelve months with…

Plug In ICA’s Prairie Art Book Fair

ace is participating with a table holding some merch and publications by as and associated artists…

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art’s PRAIRIE ART BOOK FAIR
September 7-9, 2018
• book fair • book launches • artist multiples • periodicals • workshops • readings •
FREE ENTRY

image caption: Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber, Acrylic on panel, 2018.

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is extremely excited to present our inaugural Prairie Art Book Fair September 7-9, 2018. As a means to acknowledge the critical relationship between contemporary art and publishing with a regional focus on the Prairies, the weekend will showcase over twenty-nine exhibitors and present numerous events with highlights including collaborative hole punch drawing with Winnipeg born artist Micah Lexier; a talk connecting DIY tattooing and artist multiples by Maxine Proctor (Director and Co-founder of the Toronto Art Book Fair and Managing Editor of BlackFlash Magazine), and a workshop with key presenter Jeff Khonsary (Co-Founding and Artistic Director of Fillip and Director of New Documents) on alternative book fair models, looking at the economics and social space of the book fair model itself.

Explore diverse and accomplished publications from over twenty-five publishers, artists, and galleries ranging from zines, catalogues, artist editions, fiction, poetry, criticism, and periodicals.

A complete list of exhibitors and events are listed below.
For more information contact Erin Josephson-Laidlaw at erin@plugin.org

Exhibitors:

aceartinc. • ARP Books • Association of Manitoba Book Publishers • At Bay Press • Bison Books • BlackFlash Magazine (Saskatoon) • BLINKERS Art and Project Space • Border Crossings • Carnation • Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber • Esker Foundation (Calgary) • Cliff Eyland • Gallery 1C03, University of Winnipeg • Jeff Khonsary (Fillip and New Documents) (Vancouver/Los Angeles) • MacKenzie Art Gallery (Regina) • Martha Street Studio • Micah Lexier (Winnipeg/Toronto) • Parameter Press • Public Parking (Winnipeg/Regina/Calgary/Steinbach) • Red Rising Magazine • Remai Modern (Saskatoon) • The Third Rail (Minneapolis) • University of Calgary Press (Calgary) • Urban Shaman Gallery • Video Pool Media Arts Centre • Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff) • Warehouse Journal • Whiny Femmes

*exhibitor from Winnipeg unless otherwise stated.

Events:

FRIDAY:

4:00pm-8:00pm | Opening
6:00pm-8:00pm | Plug In ICA Book Launches: STAGES: Drawing the Curtain supplementary publications (with Fillip Publishing) & Exhibition Notes: Entering the Landscape

SATURDAY:

11:30pm-12:30pm | Launch and Reading: Whiny Femmes Volume 2
1:30pm-2:30pm | Talk: Jeff Khonsary “How to Buy and Sell Books at Art Book Fairs”
3pm-4pm | Talk: Maxine Proctor, “Body Talk: Reclaiming Community, Identity, and Language with Tattoos, Flash, and Artists’ Multiples”
4:30pm-5:30pm | Hannah Godfrey Reading: “Not For The World Would I Compare It To Anything” presented by Parameter Press
6pm-7pm | aceartinc. Event (details tbd)

SATURDAY & SUNDAY:

12:30pm-1:30pm | Micah Lexier: Collaborative hole punch drawing

We offer our sincere thanks to Paula Mitchell and Arnold Leventhal for their generous support of our book fair. Thank You!

Plug In ICA extends our gratitude to our artists, generous donors, valued members and dedicated volunteers. With special thanks to our Director’s Circle. You make a difference!

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council.

Plug In ICA relies on community support to remain free and accessible to all. Enable us to continue presenting excellent programs! Please consider becoming a member of Plug In ICA and a donor at https://plugin.org/supportor by contacting Angela Forget: angela@plugin.org

For more information or for media inquiries please contact: Erin Josephson-Laidlaw at erin@plugin.org; (204)942-1043.

You Are Loved- Performance Art Workshop with Elise Dawson

Wednesday, May 23rd from 7-10 PM

If an artist performs alone in a forest, who validates them? Whatever your background, this three hour or however long it is workshop is an opportunity to practice performance in a supportive atmosphere.

In the first half-hour, we will engage in a generative, trust building exercise. The facilitator, Elise Dawson, will then lead us through a brief exercise designed to engage our bodies and minds. We will take a ten-minute break for water, washroom and/or cigarettes. We will then utilize fifteen minutes to conceive and practice a micro-performance which we will present in the hour remaining.

 

Please bring a writing tool and notebook.

 

Please bring:

1 object you love

1 object you hate

1 object you feel neutral towards

 

Further reading:

THIS is Performance Art by Marilyn Arsem

http://totalartjournal.com/archives/4298/this-is-performance-art/

 

Space is limited. Please contact elisefa@gmail.com to register.

 

This is a Cartae Open School Workshop: https://www.aceart.org/cartae-open-school

 

Unfortunately aceartinc. is not fully accessible. There are five stairs before reaching the elevator. Visit the website for more directions: https://www.aceart.org/contact-access#accessibility

 

Elise Dawson is an artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba where she graduated from the School of Fine Art at the University of Manitoba in 2012. Dawson’s interdisciplinary practice is informed by research, writing and collaboration. Caught between grief and self-aware humour, her work seeks to investigate loss through collective processes of vulnerability. Dawson completed the Foundation Mentorship program with Val Klassen through MAWA as well as brief mentorships with Ming Hon and Diana Thorneycroft. She presented a solo exhibition at Flux Gallery in 2016. Dawson recently completed a six-week artist residency in Puebla, Mexico in Performativity of Mortuary Rituals through Arquetopia. She is a 2017-2018 participant of aceartinc.’s CARTAE open school program and will be launching her first collection of poetry in a group exhibition Friday, June 1, 2018 at aceartinc. in Winnipeg.

A Portrait With Your Pet 2018

fundraiser Saturday, May 26

Join us for “A Portrait with your Pet” taking place above Parlour Coffee on Saturday, May 26, 2018! Local artists have constructed one of a kind sets for you and your furry friend to have your photograph taken in.

Book online now

Set details:

Set #1: by Janelle Tougas
Photography 10am-2pm by Mike Peters
Photography 2pm-6pm by Caitlin Spencer
About the set: Janelle is building a human-sized cat tower. Think carpeted platforms and holes to peek out from!

Set #2: by Colby Richardson
Photography 10am-2pm by Evan Taylor
Photography 2pm-6pm by Jacqueline Young
About the set: Fractured Luxury. Plexiglas and broken marble. Reclaimed materials and symbols from an era of discount elegance.

Special thanks to Parlour Coffee and Leif Norman for making this event possible!

Past Portraits…

Set: Diana Thorneycroft and Michael Boss. Photo: Karen Asher. 2015.

Set: Guy Maddin. Photographer: Leif Norman. 2015.