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August 31, 2011

The Ephemerals: Trending

September 6 – December 3
Gallery 1C03, The University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave.

Performative embedment (across campus): September 6 - 9 
Installation (Anthropology Museum, 4th floor, Centennial Hall): Sept. 6 - Dec. 3
Reception (Gallery 1C03): September 9, 2:00 - 4:00 
Artists' roundtable discussion: September 30, 12:30 - 1:30 

In social networking sites, ‘trending’ demarcates an increase in the popularity of a topic among a large group. In the wider world, a fashion trend indicates an upward shift of interest in a particular style. 

Trending is a four-day performative embedment on The University of Winnipeg campus by The Ephemerals, an all-female Aboriginal collective of artists and curators. The Ephemerals will interrogate the trend of Indigenously-influenced clothing among post-secondary students. Images from performances will be uploaded to Gallery 1C03’s website. 

Jaimie Isaac is an artist, curator and writer. Isaac holds a BA in History of Art from The University of Winnipeg. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Creative and Indigenous Studies at UBC Okanagan. 

Niki Little is interested in artistic and curatorial strategies that explore the reasoning of identity, culture and social exchanges. Little has studied at The University of Manitoba, the National Screen Institute and the Camberwell College of Art in London, UK. 

Jenny Western is a curator, writer and educator who holds an undergraduate degree in History from The University of Winnipeg and a Masters in Art History and Curatorial Practice from York University in Toronto. One of Western’s recent projects includes 
co-curating Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years, a multi-venue group exhibition of contemporary Indigenous art from around the globe. 

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