Not the Camera, But the Filing Cabinet: Performative Body Archives in Contemporary Art

  • Dates:September 13, 2018 - November 24, 2018 ( Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday )
  • Location:Gallery 1C03 (1st floor of Centennial Hall, The University of Winnipeg)
  • City:Winnipeg
  • Times:Monday - Friday: 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM, Saturday: 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Admission:free
  • Address: 515 Portage Avenue Winnipeg, MB
  • Contact: Jennifer Gibson
  • Phone: (204) 786-9253
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  • Region: Winnipeg

This is a group art exhibit curated by Noor Bhangu featuring the work of 10 national and international artists that explore representations of the female and non-binary body through painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, video, audio, and performance. Artists include Susan Aydan Abbott, Jade Nasogaluak Carpenter, Sarah Ciurysek, Dayna Danger, Christina Hajjar, Ayqa Khan, Luna, Matea Radic, Sophie Sabet, and Leesa Streifler.

Using the “filing cabinet” as a metaphor for a feminist archive and archiving practices, the exhibit unpacks the ways in which the body can be a location for personal and collective histories. In particular, the focus is on issues of body image, aging, psychic trauma, displacement, diasporic movement and, most importantly, cultural survivance. This exhibit decisively presents a challenge to official archives by elevating the agency of women, queer, and non-binary artists in narrating their own stories from places of localized knowledge. In doing so, it signifies the female body as a worked surface that can be worked again in the present and future.

Gallery hours: weekdays 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Saturdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Closed October 8.

Image: Sophie Sabet, Though I am Silent, I Shake, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

Not the Camera, But the Filing Cabinet: Performative Body Archives in Contemporary Art
  • (204) 786-9253
  • 515 Portage Avenue
  • Winnipeg, MB