November 2 and 16 and December 7, 8:30 pm
Included with Gallery admission
Bedtime stories aren’t just for kids!
Certainly not when they are told by performance artist Shawna Dempsey as she reads from the very adult book Bedtime Stories for the Edge of the World, written by performance artists Lorri Millan and Shawna as part of the WAG exhibition Winnipeg Now which features the work of 13 of Winnipeg’s most creative artists.
Our interest was in the women of the ‘New World.’ So our tales follow pirate queens, inventrixes, sideshow performers, plucky spinsters, religious zealots, and office workers. Through them we are looking at ideas that shape North American’s notion of itself and its dreams for the future.
Winnipeg Art Gallery Hosts Winnipeg Now Artist Panel
November 16, 7 pm
Join artists Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, KC Adams and Dominique Rey for a lively panel discussion.
All artists featured in the WAG exhibition Winnipeg Now, they will be in conversation with exhibition co-curator and art critic Robert Enright.
Border Crossings editor Meeka Walsh, co-curator of the exhibition, will introduce the panel.
KC Adams works in media that includes sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, printmaking and kinetic art.
Dominique Rey is a painter, photographer, video artist, and performance artist whose work has been exhibited across Canada and in the United States, Germany, and Slovakia.
Dempsey and Millan have collaborated on performances, films, videos, publications and public art projects since 1989. Their provocative, humorous, feminist performance art pieces have toured extensively, and their art video and film works have been screened in venues ranging from women’s centres in Sri Lanka to the Museum of Modern Art, NYC.
As WAG guest curators from 2006 to 2008, they curated three group exhibitions: Supernovas, In The Blink of An Eye, and Subconscious City.
November 12, 7:30 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, McNally Robinson
Bedtime Stories for the Edge of the World
Dempsey and Millan’s past publications include In The Life (a companion to the film A Day in the Life of a Bull-Dyke), and the Lesbian National Parks and Services Field Guide to North America.
Winnipeg, the geographical centre of North America, is their chosen home.
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