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.

November, 2021

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.

December, 2021

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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.

ACCESSIBILITY

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

Ph: 204-786-9253

E: j.gibson@uwinnipeg.ca

W: www.uwinnipeg.ca/art-gallery