Gallery 1C03: Sanctuaries Virtual Exhibition Curated by Patterns Collective
GALLERY 1C03 PRESENTS SANCTUARIES,
A VIRTUAL EXHIBITION CURATED BY PATTERNS COLLECTIVE
EXHIBIT DATES: September 20 – December 19, 2021
EXHIBIT WEBSITE: https://thesanctuaries.ca
Sanctuaries features works by women-identified artists Anique Jordan, Akum Maduka and Rajni Perera in a custom designed virtual architectural space created by Odudu Umoessien that can be viewed online from September 20 until December 19, 2021. The presentation of this exhibition in a virtual space is key to the curatorial intention of Patterns Collective which is to bring together works that explore how Jordan, Maduka and Perera express perceptions of the female body within a contemporary frame removed from conventionality. This exhibition revisits the idea of the self-gaze in digital realms and explores agency in self-portrayal and self-determination. Each artist's work addresses themes of the body and identity from a lens pointing back at their singular and collective selves, given the harsh realities faced by racialized bodies navigating colonial spaces.
The exhibition's website and affiliated online programming will be in multiple community spaces that open discussion about intersecting identities such as race, gender, diaspora, globalization and its disconnects. Themes of discussion that we anticipate include: community building, storytelling, desire and social performances.
VISIT THE EXHIBITION
The exhibition can be viewed online at https://thesanctuaries.ca beginning September 20, 2021.
UPCOMING ONLINE EVENTS
Studio visits with Anique Jordan
Presented with La Maison des artistes visuels francophones.
Applications due September 23, 2021
Discussion with Sanctuaries curators and artists
Presented with The University of Winnipeg's Critical Race Network.
September 29, 2021, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Community meet-up for Black artists hosted by Mir Asoh
Presented with The Black Mosaic.
Lecture with Akum Maduka
Presented with The University of Winnipeg's Women's & Gender Studies department. Priority to women and queer people.
November 17, 2021
Hassaan Ashraf and Shaneela Boodoo in Conversation with Rajni Perera
Presented with Take Home BIPOC Arts House.
Gallery 1C03 is on Treaty 1 Territory. We are located on the territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. Our water is sourced from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation.
Gallery 1C03 is grateful to our program partners: The Black Mosaic, La Maison des artistes visuels francophones, Take Home BIPOC Arts House, and The University of Winnipeg's Critical Race Network and Women's & Gender Studies department. We acknowledge financial assistance for Sanctuaries from the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council.
ASL can be arranged for online events with two weeks' advance notice by contacting the Gallery.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Jennifer Gibson, Director/Curator
Gallery 1C03, 1st floor Centennial Hall
The University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9