Gravity and Grace
Chris Kraus, Gravity and Grace, 1996.

Open Studio for Summer Institute Session I with Chris Kraus | Screening of Gravity and Grace, 1996

June 29, 2017 – 4pm

Participants of the Summer Institute, Session I with Chris Kraus:
Kristina Banera • Fabiola Carranza • Maegan Hill-Carroll • Daniel Colussi • Roewan Crowe • Erica Eryes • Esmé Hogeveen • Letch Kinloch• Soyoung Kwon • Chloë Lum • Kegan McFadden • Ralph Pritchard • Jasmine Reimer • Jacquelyn Ross • Faith Wilson.

This Thursday, June 29th, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art hosts one day of open studios and a wrap party in celebration of the thoughtful work produced by the first session of our Summer Institute research program, facilitated by the unparalleled writer, critic, artist and publisher, Chris Kraus. For this event we have the honor of presenting work in process from fifteen talented participants who have come from a vast range of disciplines, backgrounds and geographical locations to study for three weeks under the careful guidance of Kraus. In addition to presenting the work of such an exciting roster of writers and artists, we are happy to announce that we will be screening Gravity and Grace, 1996, an experimental film by Kraus. Screening at 4:30pm.

Engaged in regular writing workshops with Kraus and invited guests Robert Dewhurst and Natasha Stagg, film screenings and public discussions, participants have been engaged in critical dialogue informing previously existing bodies of work, or spurring new ones. Join us for this opportunity to extend discussions, which have been incubating within the Institute, and conclude this wonderful three weeks of immersion. Some screenings and participant projects will run continuously through the duration of the evening, which begins at 4pm. Screening of Gravity and Grace will happen at 4:30pm. A short program of performances and readings will begin at 7pm on the rooftop patio, and a chapbook produced by the participants will be available for sale while supplies last.

For More information on Chris Kraus and the Summer Institute, Session I, see: Summer Institute I: Chris Kraus

All public programming is free and open to the public. Everyone welcome! 

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We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We thank the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for their support of our 2016 and 2017 program, as well as Payworks and Wawanesa Insurance for the direct support of our youth programs.

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