Sound & Vision Curator Talk
Jennifer West, Nirvana Alchey Film, 2007, 16 mm black and white film soaked in lithium mineral hot springs, pennyroyal tea, doused in mud, sopped in bleah, cherry antacid and laxatives. Courtesy of the artist and Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles.

Sound & Vision: Crossroads Curator’s Talk

May 12, 2012 – 3pm to 4pm

Please join Plug In ICA for a Curator’s talk by Anthony Kiendl this Saturday, May 12, on research spanning several years on the topic of “Sound & Vision,” including the current exhibition at Plug In ICA: Sound & Vision: Crossroads, the Contour 2011 Biennale in Mechelen, Belgium and Nuit Blanche in Toronto.

Through film, video and installations, the artists in Sound & Vision: Crossroads  explore popular music as an agent and conduit of social change. Popular music accompanies or is constitutive of some of our most resonant and widely shared cultural moments. The ecstatic potential of rock music provides a space to exceed standardized terms of representation, language and control. This research focuses on rock music as a popular and evocative avenue of thought and action that has made itself available for multiple generations to re-imagine the world. This talk will further examine links between contemporary art and rock music.

Anthony Kiendl is Executive and Artistic Director of Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art in Winnipeg, and winner of the 2009 Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award for Curatorial Excellence in Contemporary Art.  In 2007 he was Leverhulme Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Arts, Middlesex University, London. He was the Director of Visual Arts, Walter Phillips Gallery and the Banff International Curatorial Institute at The Banff Centre in Alberta from 2002 until 2006. He served as Curator of the Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Public Library in Saskatchewan from 1997 to 2002.

Kiendl has lectured internationally and has co-organized panel presentations for Tate Modern, Tate Britain, the Banff Centre, Art Brussels, and Plug In ICA. He was curator of Contour 2011: The 5th Biennial of the Moving Image in Mechelen, Belgium.

This program is free and everyone is welcome. Seating is limited.

BMO Financial Group is the generous sponsor of Plug In’s artist talk series.