***Off-site location: 92 Higgins Ave. Winnipeg, MB, Canada. (wheelchair accessible; loads of parking; #47 bus route)***
On Friday, December 14th 2018, Plug In ICA will present an artist talk with Raymond Boisjoly as part of our STAGES Speaker Series in anticipation of STAGES 2019.*
Boisjoly is in Winnipeg to begin his research for STAGES 2019 and present on his artwork and process, which tussles with the possibility of communicating a sense of indigeneity that is not necessarily crucial to identity. As such he extends his research and actions beyond his personal or ancestral history from a position that is fractured between the desire for representation and the instability of image-making. Boisjoly obscures meaning and a direct form of address. His works are to be deciphered, with meaning often intentionally scrambled, hidden and coded. Through fragmentation and distortion, he conceals his research and reasoning, most commonly using photography and printing as processes to redirect our assumed understandings surrounding Indigenous communities as a means to speak about identity itself.
*With its conception in 2017, STAGES sets out to activate the city of Winnipeg with temporary public sculpture and performances by international and local artists. The Speaker Series is a means of initiating and connecting the artists with local audiences, and introducing visiting artists to Winnipeg.
Raymond Boisjoly has a BFA from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design where he currently teaches. He also has an MFA from UBC and has exhibited work widely across Canada and abroad. Boisjoly has shown work at Platform Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts, Winnipeg; The Power Plant, Toronto; Vancouver Art Gallery; Camera Austria, Vienna; Triangle France, Marseille; and most recently at SITElines, Santa Fe. In 2017, he was a finalist for the AIMIA|AGO Photography Prize as well as the Sobey Art Award. Writings on Boisjoly’s work have appeared in Mousse Magazine, C Magazine, and OSMOS Magazine to name a few. He is represented by Catriona Jefferies, Vancouver.
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art recognizes we are on Treaty One Territory, the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, Métis, Cree, Dakota, Dene, and Oji-Cree Nations.
Stages Speaker Series & STAGES 2019 is supported by the Winnipeg Foundation.
We thank our community partners Alt Hotel for their continued support of STAGES. And would like to thank Leon A Brown for providing us with this off-site location.
Plug In ICA extends our heartfelt gratitude to our generous donors, valued members, and dedicated volunteers. We acknowledge the sustaining support of our Director’s Circle. You all make a difference.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We could not operate without their continued financial investment and lobbying efforts.
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