May 10, 2013

School of Art Gallery: Perfect Imperfections l Seasonal Agricultural Workers l The Winnipeg Icelander Panel

School of Art Gallery
255 ARTlab, 180 Dafoe Road

Perfect Imperfections
to June 14,  Hours:  M-F, 9 am - 4 pm

Opening Reception: May 23, 5:00 - 9:00 pm
with Durational Performance Strip Sandwich by Miss Lyndsay Ladobruk
and Screening of Colin Campbell’s 6-part The Woman from Malibu series

Representing a range of media including photography, video, painting and performance, this group exhibition peels away at societal veneers that dictate acceptable body types to present alternative images that transgress boundaries and concepts of beauty, behaviour and the grotesque.

Claude Cahun - surrealist tropes, blurring boundaries and challenging notions of gender and sexuality.

Colin Campbell, - exploits video’s penchant to position oneself as the "other."

Miss Lyndsay Ladobruk - Artistic Director of the Central Canadian Center for Performance.

Dominique Rey - painter, photographer, performance artist, and faculty member.

Janet Werner - painter who focuses on portrait to explore subjectivity and desire.

May 15, 12:00 pm
Manitoba Legislative Building, 450 Broadway, Winnipeg

Migrant Voices: Stories of Seasonal Agricultural Workers in Manitoba
prepared by
The Migrant Worker Solidarity Network and
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Manitoba

Hear the experience of migrant farm workers.
Encourage the Manitoba government to provide public health care to all seasonal migrant workers.

For more information email 

The Winnipeg Icelander Panel
May 24, 8:00 pm until 9:30 pm
Royal Canadian Legion # 1, Sargent Avenue
Featuring: Laurie K. Bertram and Ryan Eyford
Free Event

Eg fór on' í Main street með fimm dala cheque… 
I’m heading out on Main Street with a five dollar cheque...
The Winnipeg Icelander, Guttormur Guttormsson, 1920

Winnipeg played a critical role in immigrant survival, particularly for Icelanders on the margins. After the 1870s, Winnipeg emerged as the main alternative for many, due to the poverty, strife and social pressure in New Iceland. 

Staged in the heart of the old Icelandic neighbourhood on Sargent, this panel explores immigrants’ navigation of the pressures and possibilities of life in the city and the hidden histories of Icelandic Winnipeg.

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