Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art launches:
Co-published by Plug In Editions and Fillip
As part of Plug In ICA’s STAGES biennial 2019, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to launch Stagelessness by grupa o.k.
Published by Plug In Editions in partnership with Fillip, Stagelessness is a visual essay on the history and evolution of the stage by collaborative duo grupa o.k.
In a sequence of images with extended captions grupa o.k. investigates the physical spaces that create formal distinctions “between spectacle and spectators, orator and audience, performers and those-performed-for, actors and those-acted-upon.”
Filip’s occasional pamphlet series Supplement includes previous publications by John C. Welchman, Susanne Kriemann and Eva Wilson, & Toril Johannessen.
Stagelessness is the second in a series of four Supplements produced in collaboration between Fillip and Plug In ICA. This series is in response to Plug In ICA’s STAGES biennial whose first iteration Stages: Drawing the Curtain, curated by Jenifer Papararo took place throughout the city of Winnipeg August 18 – September 4, 2017. STAGES biennial 2019 will run August 16 – September 8, 2019 and more information can be found at https://plugin.org/stages-2019/.
Publication launch to take place at the exhibition opening for Plug In ICA’s STAGES biennial 2019 at 7pm on Friday August 16 at Maison Chaboillez in Whittier Park (866 Rue Saint Joseph). Stagelessness will also be available for purchase at each STAGES 2019 performance, in our bookshop and at our online store.
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grupa o.k. is the collaborative endeavour of J. Myers and J. Szupinska. Their practice includes editing, curating, writing, and research, with a focus on contemporary art, the history and future of exhibition making, and the complexities of collective organization. Their name is a mischievous borrowing from grupa a.r. (artyści rewolucyjni), the Polish avant-garde group founded in 1929 by Władysław Strzemiński, Katarzyna Kobro, and Henryk Stażewski.
grupa o.k.’s productions include “Goodbye, Auteur” (Art Journal, 2019), “The Prehistory of Exhibition History” (Art Journal, 2017), “Proposal for a Museum” (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2013), and “Robert Morris Is Unavailable” (Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 2011).
14 × 21 cm
72 pages, Saddle Stitched
First Edition (2019)
Published by Fillip in collaboration with Plug In Editions
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Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art recognizes we are in the territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Dakota, Dene, Métis, and Oji-Cree Nations. Plug In ICA is situated in Treaty 1 territory, the ancestral and traditional homeland of Anishinaabe peoples. Treaty 1, was signed in 1871, taking this territory from seven local Anishinaabe First Nations in order to make the land available for settler use and ownership. (referenced from the University of Winnipeg)
Plug In ICA extends our heartfelt gratitude to our generous donors, valued members, and dedicated volunteers. We acknowledge the sustaining support of our Director’s Circle. You all make a difference.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We could not operate without their continued financial investment and lobbying efforts.
STAGES 2019 is generously supported by:
Presenting Sponsor | The Winnipeg Foundation
Featured Artist Sponsor | Mike Nesbitt
Major Sponsors | Daniel Friedman & Rob Dalgliesh; James & Leney Richardson
Engaging Sponsors |Susan Glass & Arni Thorsteinson; DIALOG design; BLDG architecture office inc
Supporting Sponsors | The French Embassy; Toronto; Downtown Biz
Contributing Sponsors | Gary Ursel; Assiniboine Credit Union; KPMG LLP
STAGES would not be possible with our: Community Partners: the Alt Hotel; Alliance Francaise; Festival de Voyageur; Martha Street Studio; Shelter Canadian Properties LTD; Studio 393; Leon A Brown Ltd; Trotzdem Inc; Winnipeg Art Gallery; Winnipeg Tourism; ; and X-cues.
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