Respondent Series | Artist Talk with Shannon Bool

Tuesday, September 25th 2017 | 7pm

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art | 1, 460 Portage Ave | Winnipeg MB | Canada

Berlin-based artist, Shannon Bool, will be presenting a talk on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 at 7pm. The talk is in conjunction with the exhibition, Days of Reading: beyond this state of affairs, which opens Saturday, September 29th, 2018. The Canadian born artist’s stream of work has always permutated in diverging forms to include murals, sculpture, tapestries, and photograms. She continues to concentrate her works in visual codes that are entrenched in popular culture, art history, pre-historic and ancient civilizations. Bool’s talk will cover her expansive practice, as well as her commissioned contribution for the upcoming fall exhibition: All Saints Bench. This new work is an extension from a previous line of work that is also involved with surface, ornamentation and their historical, emotional and poetic resonance.

Bool has presented her work widely across Europe and North America. Her work was included in the 2016 Montreal Biennial and she has exhibited at the Berlinische Galerie, the Museum für Moderne Kunst and the Lenbachhaus, who all collect her work. Her work has also been acquired and exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where she has exhibited work along side Erica Baum and Moyra Davey. She is currently represented by, Toronto Daniel Faria Gallery and Kadel Willborn, Dusseldorf.

This is the first presentation of Bool’s work in Winnipeg. We are privileged to host her work along with an esteemed list of artists gathered for Days of Reading: beyond this state of affairs.

We would also like to recognize Daniel Faria for his support of All Saints Bench and Fabris and Watts for their support in producing this new work by Bool.

This talk is available in our online video archive.

Associated Programming:

Friday, September 28, 7pm | Sameer Farooq, Jeanne Randolph and Jared Stanley in conversation

Saturday, September 29 | Nuit Blanche, Exhibition open 7pm to 1am

  • 7-11pm | Opening Reception
  • 6pm | Panel Discussion with Raven Chacon, Laura Ortman and Suzanne Kite (in partnership with Video Pool Media Centre)
  • 8pm | Performances by Laura Ortman and Suzanne Kite

Thursday, November 1, 7pm | Artist Talk Ken Lum
Hosted by the Winnipeg Art Gallery in Eckhardt Hall, 300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg, and presented by the School of Art, University of Manitoba & Plug In Institute of Contemporary

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art recognizes we are on Treaty One Territory, the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, Métis, Cree, Dakota and Oji-Cree Nations.

Plug In ICA extends our gratitude to all the artists who are participating in Days of Reading: beyond this state of affairs, with thanks to the numerous galleries who have facilitated the exhibition of works with special acknowledgement to Daniel Faria Gallery for production assistance. We’d like to acknowledge Video Pool Media Arts Centre for their support of Raven Chacon’s work, and thank the Winnipeg Art Gallery and 1C03 Gallery for the loan of works from their collections in support of Jeanne Randolph’s work. We give special thanks to Mike Nesbitt for loaning us work from his private collection, and acknowledge with appreciation the School of Art at the University of Manitoba and the Winnipeg Art Gallery for collaborating to bring Ken Lum to Winnipeg for a lecture and seminar. We also thank Alpha Masonary and Fabris and Watts for providing Shannon Bool with a space to work.

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