Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art: SUMMER INSTITUTE II: SITE/ATION FACILITATED BY BUSH gallery, August 7-24

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art





August 7 to August 24, 2018

A talk by Dr. Niigaan Sinclair: August 8, 10:30am

BUSH gallery Public Talk: August 14

Open Studio: Friday, August 24

Summer Institute Session II participants include:

Lacie Burning • Kevin Lee Burton • Jane Harms • Liz Ikiriko • Audie Murray • Joseph Naytowhow • Dana Qaddah • Christian Vistan • Daina Warren • Bo Yeun

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is truly pleased to announce the start of Site/ation, the second session of our 2018 Summer Institute. Site/ation at Plug In ICA is facilitated by BUSH gallery with Gabrielle L'Hirondelle Hill, Peter Morin and Tania Willard who take a radical approach to curating and art making born from active engagements and lived experiences on the land, land marking, contemporary art, the reserve, and the gallery. Using Indigenous methodologies to build a transformational space, that is open to everyone, BUSH seeks to de-centre the gallery, and the city as epicentres of contemporary art.

As part of Site/ation we are honoured to present a talk by Dr. Niigaan Sinclair on Wednesday, August 8 at 10:30am. Coordinated in collaboration with the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba, Dr. Sinclair will offer a brief presentation about Treaty 1. Speaking about the historical and contemporary implications of living and working in Treaty 1 territory, Dr. Sinclair's presentation will ground the work of BUSH gallery in the context of Winnipeg and Manitoba.

BUSH gallery functions as a space that allows for dialogue, experimental practice and community engaged work that contributes to an understanding of how gallery systems and art might be transfigured, translated and transformed by Indigenous customs, aesthetics, performance and land use systems. BUSH gallery is a trans-conceptual galleryspace. Trans-conceptual repositions ideas born within Indigenous and western epistemological conditions. The trans-conceptual space requires your body to be in a constant state of flux. Never settling like the flow of water in a river. One of the goals of BUSH gallery is to articulate Indigenous creative land practices, which are born out of a lived connection to the land.

To read BUSH gallery's project statement and for more information about Summer Institute Session II, see:

All public programming is free and open to the public. Everyone welcome! Please save the following dates. for more information of programming in relation to Site/ation please email

BUSH gallery Public Talk: August 14 | 6pm
Curator Talk with Cathy Mates: August 15 | 10:30am
Open Studio: Friday, August 24 | Time TBC

Plug In ICA extends our gratitude to our artists, generous donors, valued members and dedicated volunteers. With special thanks to our Director's Circle. You make a difference!

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council.

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