My Winnipeg: Curator talk with Cathy Mattes
September 13, 2012 – 7pm to 8:30pm
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to present a talk by curator Cathy Mattes on Thursday, September 13th at 7 pm. The talk is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Mattes will speak about her work on My Winnipeg and the Professional Native Indian Artists Incorporation.
In her curatorial and writing practice Cathy Mattes focuses on Aboriginal issues and art, and explores concepts of community and dialogical aesthetics. Several examples are: Frontrunners (2011, Urban Shaman Gallery and Plug-In ICA)Blanche: KC Adams & Jonathan Jones (2008, Chalkhorse Gallery, Sydney Australia), Rockstars & Wannabes (2007, Urban Shaman Gallery), andTranscendence – KC Adams (2006, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba). Mattes has contributed writings to the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, MAWA (Mentoring Artists For Women’s Art), Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Plug-In ICA, National Museum of the American Indian, and Gallery 101 to name some. In 2010 she was chosen to be a delegate on the Canada Council Aboriginal Curators Delegation to New Zealand and Australia and has presented lectures nationally and internationally. In addition to her freelance work Mattes was the curator at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba between 2003 and 2005, and has been a consultant for various government agencies and arts organizations. Mattes is an Assistant Professor teaching art history at Brandon University in the Visual and Aboriginal Arts Department, and is about to start her PHD studies at the University of Manitoba in Native Studies. She is a proud Katipâmsôchik (Metis) living in Southwest Manitoba.
Plug In ICA lecture series sponsor: BMO Financial Group