Winnipeg Arts Council

Layered Histories: Perspectives on Colonization from the Chaco // Miriam Rudolph

Exhibition Dates: April 21 - May 26, 2023

Opening Reception: Friday, April 21, 2023 @ 5 – 8 pm

Artist talk: Saturday April 22, 2023 @ 1pm

ASL interpretation will be provided and live captions will be enabled. 

This talk is free to attend and open to the public.

Exhibition Text by Meganelizabeth Diamond

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Martha Street Studio is pleased to present Layered Histories: Perspectives on Colonization from the Chaco, a solo show by Miriam Rudolph (MB).


Taking the form of a large-scale artists’ book, Layered Histories: Perspectives on Colonization from the Chaco explores the many different experiences of colonization processes in the Paraguayan Chaco, from the perspectives of Enxet and Enlhet Indigenous peoples, Anglican missionaries, and Mennonite settlers. Comprised of twelve hand-printed, multilayered intaglio prints accompanied by thirteen text pages, Rudolph’s focus in this book remains specific to a certain region in South America and at the same time resonates with the colonial history of Canada. Lending itself to comparison and reflection, Layered Histories invites questioning of our collective and individual biases, perceptions, and our understanding of history, challenging us to decolonize our thinking.

Click here to read the full exhibition text.


Please join us Friday April 22, 2023 between 5 – 8 pm for the opening reception at the gallery. Masks are required inside the building. Snacks and refreshments will be available.

Martha Street Studio is fully wheelchair accessible with automatic doors and a lift. 2 accessible gender-neutral washrooms are on the upper floor.


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