Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art:
Extends congratulations to the 2021 Governor General’s Award Winners in Visual and Media Arts
Announces I’m Not Your Kinda Princess a survey of work by Lori Blondeau
Curated by Nasrin Himada
March 11 – June 19, 2021
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art | 1, 460 Portage Ave | Winnipeg MB | Canada
POSTED ON Feb 24, 2021
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art would like to extend sincere congratulations to the 2021 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts winners: Germaine Arnaktauyok, Lori Blondeau, Dempsey Bob, Luc Courchesne, Bonnie Devine, Bryce Kanbara, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, and Lou Lynn. You can learn about their exceptional contributions to the arts at https://en.ggarts.ca/#winners.
We would also like to extend congratulations to all of the artists who were nominated. In the current landscape, artists have been creating, working, and educating trying to be the fuel in this complex time. Being able to celebrate art and artists is a glimmer of hope in what has felt like a time of hopelessness, again being the messenger in crisis.
We are incredibly honoured to announce that Plug In ICA will be exhibiting a survey of Governor General’s Award winner Lori Blondeau‘s work, curated by Nasrin Himada titled I’m Not Your Kinda Princess opening on March 11, 2021.
Since the 1990s, Lori Blondeau’s artistic practice in the fields of performance, photography and installation, along with her curatorial work and activities as co-founder and Executive Director of the Indigenous art collective TRIBE, has proved decisive to the ever-increasing centrality of Indigenous art and knowledge production in Canada. Blondeau is a crucial figure in Indigenous and Canadian contemporary art. Her artwork, activism, curatorial work and pedagogy are essential, and her transformative work continues to be ground-breaking and relevant.
We look forward to announcing more details in the coming weeks and welcoming our community back into our space.
I’m Not Your Kinda Princess by Lori Blondeau will be open to the public by appointment starting March 11, 2021. Appointments will be available from Wednesday to Saturday between 1 and 5 pm. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (204) 942-1043 to reserve a time.