Spring 2020 Exhibitions at Dunlop Art Gallery

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Cui Jinzhe, Nymph of the Luo River – Farewell, detail, ink and pen on paper, 2012-2014. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Dunlop Art Gallery

The Art Happens Here: Net Art’s Archival Poetics
Organized by Rhizome

March 20 – April 25, 2020

Artists: Morehshin Allahyari, Cory Arcangel, Shu Lea Cheang, Aleksandra Domanović, Entropy8Zuper! (Auriea Harvey and Michaël Samyn), YoHa (Graham Harwood and Matsuko Yokokoji), Eduardo Kac, Olia Lialina, Brian Mackern, et. al., Miao Ying, MTAA (Michael Sarff and Tim Whidden), Bogosi Sekhukhuni, Alexei Shulgin, Wolfgang Staehle, Mark Tribe with Alexander Galloway and Martin Wattenberg

In its decades-long history, net art has served as a testing ground for artists. Through net art, artists have interrogated politics, economies, and material cultures. The Art Happens Here offers a selection of works from Rhizome’s Net Art Anthology. The exhibition restages historical works of net art from its fragments – a timely approach as many institutions now frame the internet as a historical subject, rather than a novelty.

Net art is made up primarily of practices, not objects. This poses problems around how net art is historicized and exhibited. The Art Happens Here explores the new modes of authorship, collaboration, and distribution that have evolved through net art.

Rhizome champions born-digital art and culture through commissions, exhibitions, digital preservation, and software development. Founded by artist Mark Tribe as a listserv that included some of the first artists to work online, Rhizome has played an integral role in the history of contemporary art engaged with digital technologies and the internet. Since 2003, Rhizome has been an affiliate in residence at the New Museum. Curated by Artistic Director Michael Connor with Assistant Curator Aria Dean. Central Gallery.


multiPLAY

April 1 – April 30, 2020
April 1 – April 10: Michael Waterson, Sherwood Gallery
April 13 – April 30: John Campbell, Sherwood Gallery

multiPLAY features artists from across Canada working in improvisation, sound, new media, and performance. Presented in two parts, the first presentation is radio artist Michael Waterman’s experimental audio collage group “Mannlicher Carcano,” an installation of archival recordings. The second presentation includes John Campbell’s Recognition, an interactive installation that uses Artificial Intelligence to read human emotion and playfully control real-world objects. multiPLAY also features artists Rebecca Caines, Holophon Audio Arts, James Harley, Helen Pridmore, and Michelle Stewart. The project includes talks, workshops, and demonstrations.

Michael Waterman is an Ottawa-based multidisciplinary artist. He broadcasts weekly, live improvisations with his collaborative group Mannlicher Carcano. Waterman holds a M.F.A. from University of Guelph, and his sound art has been exhibited internationally.

John Campbell is Regina-based interdisciplinary artist and collaborator with a background in professional software architecture, network engineering and web integrations. Campbell holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from Queen’s University Belfast. His work has been exhibited in Saskatchewan and internationally.

multiPLAY acknowledges funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, Saskatchewan Arts Board, and the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation and the Saskatchewan Arts Board.

Curated by Wendy Peart, Curator of Education and Community Outreach. Organized by Dr. Rebecca Caines. Sherwood Gallery.


Logan MacDonald: vieedisk meeman monasthus, datyuns / I like to shake hands, not kill

May 1 – June 26th, 2020
Performance and Closing Reception: June 24, 2020, 6:00pm, Central Gallery

Logan MacDonald’s recent work explores how disability can affect or change the ways we gain access to knowledge. In particular, MacDonald is engaged in thinking about Indigenous knowledge and legacies of cultural production. For this exhibition, MacDonald facilitated open-ended engagements with students from Winston Knoll’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing program to co-create the interdisciplinary artworks in his exhibition. Turning Central Gallery and the classroom into artistic learning environments, MacDonald prompted participants to share experiences and learn from each other through a creative lens. The exhibition thematically illustrates participants’ individual experiences and their connections made with one another, overcoming communication barriers and making space for shared knowledge and discoveries.

Born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Logan MacDonald is a Canadian artist, curator, and educator and activist. He is of European and Mi’kmaq ancestry (connected to Elmastukwek, Ktaqamkuk) and he identifies with both his settler and Indigenous roots. MacDonald’s artwork has been exhibited across North America and he is an Assistant Professor in Studio Arts at the University of Waterloo. In 2019, he was long listed for the prestigious Sobey Art Award. Curated by Jennifer Matotek, Director/Curator and Wendy Peart, Curator of Education & Community Outreach. Central Gallery.


Jinzhe Cui: Nymph of the Luo River

May 6 – June 19, 2020
Artist Conversation and Opening Reception: May 6, 2020, 7:00pm, Sherwood Gallery

Cui Jinzhe’s work The Nymph of the Luo River was inspired by the ancient Chinese poem by the same name, written by famous poet Cao Zhi 曹植, who lived between 192-232. Cui intricately and tenderly traces this story of a man who falls in love with a water nymph, which follows a familiar narrative arc of an unfulfilled love story. Combining elements of traditional Chinese art with pop culture visual styles, Cui weaves a complex and beautiful mesh, connecting time and culture through the common human experience of love and longing.

Cui Jinzhe is an Edmonton-based multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes drawing, painting, installation and public art. Cui was born in Dalian, China and earned a Bachelor of Art from Dalian University of Foreign Languages and Master of Art at Dalian Polytechnic University. In 2008, she came to Canada where her work has focused on self-enlightenment, community intervention and cultural integration. Curated by Wendy Peart, Curator of Education & Community Outreach. Sherwood Gallery.


Dunlop Art Gallery

RPL Central Library, Central Gallery, Central Mediatheque, and RPL Film Theatre
2311 – 12th Avenue
Regina SK S4P 3Z5

Gallery Hours
Mon-Thu, 9:30 am – 9 pm
Fri, 9:30 am – 6 pm
Sat, 9:30 am – 5 pm
Sun, 12 – 5 pm

Sherwood Gallery
6121 Rochdale Boulevard
Regina SK S4X 2R1

Gallery Hours
Mon, Thu and Fri, 9:30 am – 6 pm
Tue and Wed 9:30 am – 9 pm
Sat, 9:30 am – 5 pm
Sun, 12 – 5 pm

Admission is FREE to all exhibitions.
Galleries are wheelchair accessible.

306-777-6040
dunlop@reginalibrary.ca
http://www.dunlopartgallery.org

We acknowledge the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada. Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada.

Dunlop Art Gallery acknowledges the support of the Saskatchewan Arts Board and funding partners SaskCulture and Saskatchewan Lotteries, whose contributions help the arts thrive in this province.

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