Untitled Contemporary Art: +15 Window
Exhibition: October 8 – November 30, 2016
Reception: Thursday November 17, 2016, 6- 7 pm
Casa Lethbridge: Saturday October 1, 2016
Part of the M:ST Performative Art Festival, CSIF - The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers and Untitled Art Society are excited to present Jessie Short's Wake Up! at UAS's +15 Window at Arts Commons and at Casa in Lethbridge.
Artist Jessie Short, employs a self-reflexive and interdisciplinary practice to best explore constructs of Métis identity and contemporary visual culture. Produced as part of the 2015 ImagineNATIVE/CSIF Mentorship program, Wake Up! is an exploration of her identity as a Métis woman. The work addresses the absence of Métis people from larger conversations about Indigenous visual culture. For the film, Short transforms herself into the one of the only widely acknowledged icons and source of Métis identity accessible to her, Louis Riel. This transformation further suggests the disparate histories between Métis men and women.
Short will also be performing We've, a durational performance piece, on October 25th as part of the M:ST Festival: http://mstfestival.org/performance/jessieshort2/
For more information and full schedule for M:ST visit www.mstfestival.org
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Visit Untitled Contemporary Art +15 Window:
Arts Commons (formerly EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts)
+ 15 Walkway
205 8th Avenue SE
Available for viewing during Arts Commons' regular building hours.
Admission is free and all are welcome.
About the +15 Window:
The +15 pedestrian network is a system of above-ground walkways connecting commercial and public buildings in Calgary's downtown core. A series of display windows in the +15 walkway in Arts Commons, located at 205 8 Avenue SE, are used as exhibition spaces by local arts organizations. The New Gallery, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, Stride Gallery, Alberta Printmakers, The Marion Nicoll Gallery, The University of Calgary Fine Arts Program, The Alberta Craft Coalition, and Untitled Art Society program these spaces throughout the year. +15 Window exhibitions are in place for a period of two months and are viewable during Arts Commons’ regular building hours.
These exhibition spaces are open to all emerging and pre-emerging artists with an emphasis on showcasing site-specific installations or small bodies of work. The Untitled Contemporary Art +15 Window promotes artistic excellence in emerging contemporary art and emphasizes the increased outreach opportunities of this highly visible space. Receptions are held in conjunction with other artist-run centres with drinks to follow at a local pub. Artist fees are paid for +15 Window exhibitions.