Plug In ICA hosts closing reception for conference Art + Body: The Possible, Improbable & Everything in Between

Plug In ICA is pleased to support the Arts & Disability Network Manitoba (ADNM) conference: Art + Body: The Possible, Improbable & Everything in Between, a two-day event exploring how disability informs and enriches an artist’s creative expression as well as brings new perspective to the world we share.
The event is being held at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on October 10 and 11, and features local, national and international artists. For more information please click here.

The evening of Wednesday, October 10th features a keynote address by curator Amanda Cachia from Sydney, Australia. Ms Cachia is currently working on her PhD focusing on disability and contemporary art. The evening also includes a performance by acclaimed actor/director/playwright Debbie Patterson, and local blues band Hillbilly Burlesque Trio.

Amanda Cachia previously curated the exhibition Pandora’s Box, which appeared at Plug In ICA in June 2009.

Amanda Cachia is from Sydney, Australia and completed her second Masters in Visual & Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco in spring, 2012. Her MA thesis, entitled What Can a Body Do? Inscribing and Adjusting Experiences of Disability in Contemporary Art will form the basis of an exhibition to be curated byCachia and hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College, Pennsylvania in October2012. Cachia received her first Masters in Creative Curating fromGoldsmiths College, University of London in 2001 and recently began course work for her dual PhD in ArtHistory, Theory & Criticism and Communication at the University of California, SanDiego in Fall, 2012. Her dissertation will focus on the intersection of disability andcontemporary art. Cachia held the position Director/Curator of the Dunlop Art Gallery inRegina, Saskatchewan, Canada from 2007 to 2010, and has curated approximately 30exhibitions over the last ten years in London, New York, Oakland and various citiesacross Australia and Canada. Her curatorial practice revolves around interdisciplinarythemes within a social justice framework. Cachia has been the Chair of the Dwarf ArtistsCoalition for the Little People of America since 2007.

Tickets for the two-day event are $45, and can be purchased Tickets for the evening of October 10 only, including Cachia’s talk, are available for $15.

Plug In ICA will host a closing reception for the conference onThursday, October 11 from 4:15 to 6 pm.

Everyone is invited to attend this reception at Plug In, 460 Portage Avenue, cash bar.