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September 19, 2012

Winnipeg Art Gallery: Winnipeg Now


September 29 - December
Opening Reception September 29, 7 pm, at the WAG’s Nuit Blanche
Drop-In Weekend Tours • 2 pm • Oct 6, 21, 28 / Nov 10, 18 / Dec 2
WAG Celebrates Centennial with Show of Contemporary Winnipeg Artists

The 13 artists who are creating new works for Winnipeg Now all have one thing in common - they either live or have lived in Winnipeg. 

See filmmaker Guy Maddin shooting a film a day in the Gallery for 18 days in the newest stage of his Séances project, a reinvention of lost films. 
Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan will be performing unconventional readings from a story-telling corner. 
The magical forest of KC Adams’ porcelain forest of corporate-lit trees. 
Michael Dudeck links the conventions of museum display with ritual performance as a queer artist witchdoctor.
Kent Monkman uses the diorama format to investigate his own background as a gay, aboriginal artist. 
Other artists in the show are Sarah Anne Johnson, Dominique Rey, Paul Butler, Rodney LaTourelle, Marcel Dzama, Jennifer Stillwell, and Daniel Barrow.

“This show is a measure of what art-making looks like in this city in 2012,” say guest curators Meeka Walsh and Robert Enright. 

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Sept 29, 8 pm at Nuit Blanche
Panel discussion with Sarah Anne Johnson, Paul Butler, Michael Dudeck, and Guy Maddin
Nov 16, 7 pm
Panel discussion with KC Adams, Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, and Dominique Rey

Art for Lunch • Wednesdays at 12:10 pm
Oct 17 • Exhibition tour with curators Meeka Walsh and Robert Enright
Oct 31 • Artist talk with filmmaker and writer Guy Maddin

Art Workshops
Nov 4, 10 am - 4 pm
Paper Clay with KC Adams or Performance with Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan 
Registration at 204.789.1766

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