Kegan Mcfadden, yesterday was once tomorrow or a brick is not a tool

Curator Talk with Kegan McFadden

February 12, 2015 – 7pm to 8:30pm

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to present Anecdotes as Research and Letting Things Die, a talk by Winnipeg-based writer, artist, and curator Kegan McFadden on Thursday, February 12th at 7pm.
The talk is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

For the last three years McFadden has been researching magazines produced by artists in Canada during the 1990s. His interest started at Plug In ICA with its own short-lived experiment in publishing known as The Harold. For his talk, McFadden will discuss his research process in developing the exhibition and future publication, Yesterday Was Once Tomorrow (or, A Brick is a Tool), sharing anecdotes and detailing content from the magazines. His talk will blend cultural research and storytelling as a means of making sense of a national undercurrent of publishing that took place nearly twenty years ago.

His curatorial interests lay in the realms of feminist and queer perspectives in culture-production and knowledge dissemination, artists’ books, and divergent photographic practices. McFadden has organized exhibitions for artist-run, university, and public galleries throughout Canada over the last decade, often focusing on themes such as melancholy, exploratory research, recent histories, and artist publishing.

McFadden’s research for Yesterday Was Once Tomorrow (A, Brick is not a Tool) was supported by Winnipeg Arts Council Individual Artists Grant, Manitoba Arts Council’s Manitoba/Quebec Creative Residency fund in partnership with Artexte, and Canada Council for the Art’s Grants to Independent Curators.

Plug In ICA gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council as well as donors, members and volunteers.