Jonathan Jones, untitled (infinity), 2011. Installation view during Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years at Plug In ICA.

Close Encounters on Bravo’s Arts & Minds

The national arts television channel Bravo will feature Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years on this week’s edition of Arts & Minds.

Arts & Minds is a program dedicated to exploring the creative process by interviewing members of the arts community across Canada.  The producers of this documentary program travelled to Winnipeg during the opening of Close Encounters to produce a segment dedicated to the exhibition.

The episode will air at the following times (CST): April 30, 2011 at 7am, April 30, 2011 at 5:30pm, May 1, 2011 at 5:30am, May 1, 2011 at 7pm, May 4, 2011 at 9pm and May 7, 2011 at 5am.

Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years brings together over thirty Indigenous artists from across Canada, the United States, South America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, showcasing artists and artworks that collectively invent provocative futures from a diversity of perspectives and practices.  The show is curated by the curatorial collective Lee-Ann Martin, Candice Hopkins, Steve Loft and Jenny Western and features artwork by KC Adams, Maria Thereza Alves, Shuvinai Ashoona, Mary Anne Barkhouse, Michael Belmore, Rebecca Belmore, Colleen Cutschall, Wally Dion, Jimmie Durham, Rosalie Favell, Jeffrey Gibson, Brett Graham, Faye HeavyShield, Marja Helander, Jonathan Jones, Brian Jungen, James Luna, Kavavaow Mannomee, Tracey Moffatt, Kent Monkman, Reuben Paterson, Archer Pechawis, Edward Poitras, Postcommodity, Pudlo Pudlat, Lisa Reihana, Paul Anders Simma, Doug Smarch Jr., Skawennati, Christian Thompson, Marie Watt, Linus Woods and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun.

Close Encounters closes on May 8, 2011.  A closing reception will be held at Urban Shaman Contemporary Art Gallery on May 7 from 7pm.

More information about Arts & Minds can be found on the Bravo! Canada website.