Canadian Art Spring Launch and Gallery Day

Canadian Art Launch Party at Plug In ICA

On Saturday, June 9th Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art will host a launch party for Canadian Art’s Summer Issue. The issue takes on the act of translation as its primary focus and includes a special cover commission by Caroline Monnet. Join us and the Canadian Art team for a drink from 5-7pm in our galleries.  Special subscription rates will be available to attendees, as well as individual copies for sale.

This will also be one of the last days to view our spring exhibitions: Shit-Baby and the Crumpled Giraffe by Naufus Ramierz Figueroa and Białystok by Przemek Pyszczek.

We are delighted to host Canadian Art during Gallery Day Winnipeg and look forward to seeing you Saturday. This event is free and open to the public. Everyone Welcome!

For more information about the Gallery Day Winnipeg events see:

More about our Spring Exhibitions:

Shit-Baby and the Crumpled Giraffe by Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa

Shit-Baby and the Crumpled Giraffe is a rare sculptural display of Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa’s characteristic penchant towards humor, abjection, and performance as he transforms bodily action into object form . For his solo exhibition at Plug In ICA, Ramirez-Figueroa immerses the viewer in a theatrical space where the fantastical meets a corporeal reality. He sets a stage through a series of sculptural forms painstakingly constructed out of Styrofoam, revealing an imaginary and infantile world.

Białystok by Przemek Pyszczek

Colourful hues of hand brushed steel-poles create two centralized geometric forms in Białystok – Przemek Pyszczek’s first solo exhibition in Canada and in his home town of Winnipeg. Heavily influenced by the architectural and civic structures from his birth place Białystok in Poland, Pyszczek builds a colourful, expansive and fractured sculpture. This new work simultaneously captures a conformity and resistance to public housing infra-structures in Communist Poland, which turned from grey to an explosion of colour with the fall of the Iron Curtain.


Sunday, June 10 | 3pm 
Interpreting [Interrupting] Youth screening and panel discussion

Plug In ICA extends our gratitude to our artists, generous donors, valued members and dedicated volunteers. With special thanks to our Director’s Circle. You make a difference!

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council.

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