Thursday, January 27, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Together as part of the international documentary screening network Cinema Politica, Gallery 1C03 and The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) are pleased to present the film Art and Apathy at Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall on Tuesday, January 25 at 7 p.m.
Art and Apathy directed by independent film maker Jessica Habie documents the relationship between art and social change in Israel and Palestine. Despite the way mainstream media portrays the conflict in the Middle East, the artists in this film produce work that provokes dialogue. Through their art, the film examines political and social elements in the Middle East that are often oversimplified by media. As a result, political ideologies and historical structures become clearer. The artist’s works inspire alternative perspectives transcending political rhetoric.
Art and Apathy was selected for screening by the Hillel Students Association. A discussion will follow the film facilitated by Dr. Angela Failler of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at The University of Winnipeg.
All screenings will be open to all audiences – everyone is welcome. Our screenings will always be free, but donations to offset costs are encouraged. Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall is located on the third floor of Centennial Hall at The University of Winnipeg.
Gallery 1C03 and the UWSA wish to thank Cinema Politica for making it possible for us to participate in this network. We are grateful to the
Image: Scene from Art and Apathy by Jessica Habie.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Gallery 1C03 presents
Scott Benesiinaabandan (stephens)
January 20 - February 19, 2011
Opening reception: Thursday, January 20 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Public artist talk: Friday, January 21 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Gallery 1C03 is proud to present unSacred, Scott Benesiinaabandan’s first solo exhibition. unSacred will include new and recent digital images and a single channel video installation that draw, in part, upon research the artist conducted while studying at The University of Winnipeg. unSacred explores liminality through an investigation of the Windigokaan, a contrary figure in traditional Anishinabe society.
Operating on the fringe of traditional Anishinabe culture, the Windigokaan represents the opposite of accepted norms. Benesiinaabandan contends that, like clowns or misfits in other cultures, Windigokaan use their backwardness to teach others and that their contrary nature represents a powerful symbol that has received little attention to date, both within and outside of Anishinabe society. His landscape studies suggest the imagined physical space from which contrariness might originate and his depictions of material manifestations of the Windigokaan will open discussion about this sacred society and the importance of deviant cultural figures. unSacred is co-presented as a satellite exhibition of Plug In ICA's Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years, a large-scale exhibition of contemporary Indigenous art from around the world that serves as the banner project for
Scott Benesiinaabandan (stephens) is an emerging Anishinabe artist based in
Gallery 1C03 will produce a publication related to this exhibition featuring essays by Dr. Mark Ruml, Department of Religion and Culture at The University of Winnipeg, and Independent Curator Jaime Isaac. Expected date of release is Spring 2010.
Gallery 1C03 gratefully acknowledges financial assistance from The University of Winnipeg, Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada 2010 and Plug In ICA for this project. We are also grateful for the support of the Aboriginal Student Services Centre at The University of Winnipeg.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Right now Gallery 1C03 has a job opportunity available for one or two students to work as a gallery attendant. The position offers a few hours a week during exhibitions and we work around your class schedule to provide hours that suit you. This is an excellent opportunity for full-time students to gain more exposure to contemporary art on campus and to meet new people, including many artists!
Please follow this link to the job posting. All applications are due at Human Resources by Tuesday, January 11 at 4:30 p.m., so don't delay!