For WAG Members only!
Looking Up and The End–Rocky Mountains Members Opening
Friday, January 17, 2014 from 11am to 4pm
Tour at noon and 1:30.
This exclusive member only event will give you a private tour with Curator of Contemporary Art, Paul Butler, as well as refreshments.
Looking Up explores the influence that the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art collection has had on Winnipeg’s art community over the past 40 years. Paul Butler, Curator of Contemporary Art, selected a spectrum of local artists who have exhibited this influence in their work. What results is an exhibition of connections between two art communities with an idiosyncratic history who mythologize, share stories, tell jokes and capture their landscapes through the common language of art. Looking Up not only geographically ‘looks up’ to the North, but in homage as well.
Icelandic artist and musician Ragnar Kjartansson produced The End at the Banff Centre for the Arts in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Against this sublime backdrop, Kjartansson and fellow Icelandic musician David Thor Jonsson took a series of musical instruments out into the winter cold to jam out a song that hobbles along in fits and starts.