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Sovereign Intimacies

  • Dates:September 25, 2020 - December 19, 2020 ( Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday )
  • Location:Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art
  • City:Winnipeg
  • Admission:free
  • Address: 1 - 460 Portage Avenue Winnipeg, MB
  • Phone: (204) 942-1043
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  • Region: Winnipeg

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art and Gallery 1C03 present the group exhibition Sovereign Intimacies, curated by Nasrin Himada and Jennifer Smith. The exhibition takes place at Plug In ICA and online with extensive programming that consists of online talks, workshops, screenings, and poetry readings. Sovereign Intimacies explores themes of cultural and community exchange between Indigenous artists and artists from the diaspora, more specifically artists who are First Nations, Inuit and Métis collaborating with artists living in what is currently called Canada who came to this land and are not part of the settler/colonial history of the country. The group show consists of pairings of artists, as well as individuals, whose work is based on process and relationship building, and for those whose work is invested in active conceptualization around topics of friendship and intimacy, who are working to build collective vision of a sovereign future.

The curatorial intention is to present not only work in a gallery space, but to focus on an extensive online public program featuring readings, talks, workshops, screenings, and other local community engagements and encounters. The aim is to construct a space where these conversations highlight collaboration and exchange of knowledge. The community is centered, knowing that this exhibition cannot respond to and encompass all the needs of future discussions, but sets the goals for the community to continue these discussions to amplify our collective voice.

Featuring the work of Hassaan Ashraf, Annie Beach, Ayumi Goto, iris yirei hu, melannie monoceros, Peter Morin, Mariana Muñoz Gomez, Wanda Nanibush, Meghann O’Brien, M. NourbeSe Philip, Marie-Anne Redhead, Cheyenne Thomas and David Thomas.

Plug In ICA is located on the main floor of The University of Winnipeg's Buhler Centre building at Unit 1, 460 Portage Avenue. It will be open by appointment from Wednesday to Saturday between 1:00 and 5:00 pm. Please contact info@plugin.org or call (204) 942-1043 to reserve a time. To ensure the safety of everyone in Plug In’s galleries, all visitors are asked to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entry. Admission is free and Plug In is an accessible venue.

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Sovereign Intimacies
  • (204) 942-1043
  • 1 - 460 Portage Avenue
  • Winnipeg, MB