Nuit Blanche at Plug In ICA
September 26, 2015 – 8pm to September 27, 2015 – 1am
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to present two streams of programmimg in conjunction with Nuit Blanche Winnipeg on Saturday September, 26th: the opening reception of Aleksandra Domanović Mother of This Domain and projections on our rooftop from Nicolas Sassoon’s serial exhibition Nature Falls. The event begins at 8PM, is open to the public, and free to all.
Aleksandra Domanović has garnered international acclaim for her highly researched works on the history of media and technology speciﬁcally relating to the role of women. Aleksandra Domanović Mother of This Domain marks her ﬁrst solo exhibition in North America and will bring together a body of work that spans her practice, including her ongoing series paper stacks and her recent work Substance of Human Origins as well the video From Yu to Me and the installation Things to Come.
Domanović (born 1981 in Novi Sad, former Yugoslavia) lives and works in Berlin. She has produced a body of deeply innovative works that mine popular culture and politics in her investigations into how existing images and information circulate. Conditioned by the terms and aesthetics of digital media, Domanović’s work often utilizes the web as a tool, medium, and organizing principle. She was awarded the 2014/15 ars viva prize, an exhibition series that has included the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany; and Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria. Her recent solo and group exhibitions include Glasgow International (2014); The Future Was at Her Fingertips, Tanya Leighton Berlin (2013); Meanwhile, Suddenly and Then, 12th Biennale de Lyon (2013); Inﬁnite Inclusion, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco; A Different Kind of Order, ICP Triennial, New York (2013); Turbo Sculpture, Space, London (2012); Higher Atlas, Marrakech Biennale 4th Edition (2012) and From yu to me, Kunsthalle Basel (2012). Her forthcoming exhibitions include the Whitechapel Gallery, London; Aleksandra Domanović: Identity Crisis, High Line Art, New York; and Them, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin. In 2006, she co- founded the collaborative blog VVORK (www.vvork.com), a rolling archive of posted artworks that functioned as a public sketchbook and gathered over 5000 posts before its end in 2012.
Throughout the summer of 2015, Plug In ICA has been presenting Nature Falls, a serial exhibition of digital works by Nicolas Sassoon. For Nuit Blanche, a selection of Sassoon’s video, including Out My Window #1, Red Sea, Sunny Lands, Green Waves, and Liquid Gold, will be projected on the rooftop at Plug In ICA. Nature Falls is a selection of Sassoon’s work that represents the natural environment from the landscape to meteorological occurrences. The artist often uses nature as his subject matter, capturing the movement of the ocean as it hits the shore or the rain falling on a window, through a layering of distinct pixelated colours.
Nicolas Sassoon is recognized for his digital animation, which he presents and distributes online, as well as for his projections that create immersive installations that respond to architectural space, both articulating and fabricating the built environment. Sassoon has exhibited internationally at venues and events such as the 319 Scholes, New York; May Gallery, New Orleans; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; PRETEEN Gallery, Madrid; the Centre d’Art Bastille Grenoble, France; Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam; Victoria & Albert Museum London, UK, and Today Art Museum, Beijing, China. Often collaborating with other artists, architects, music producers, and fashion designers, he is also a member of the online collective Computers Club and a founder of the collective W-A-L-L-P-A-P-E-R-S.