The Heretics: A Cinema Politica Screening presented by WTSC

Jan 21, '16 at 18:30 until Jan 21, '16

The UWSA Women-Trans Spectrum Centre and the UW Art History Students’ Association Presents: THE HERETICS: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Please join us on Thursday, January 21 for a screening of the film The Heretics and a panel discussion at Eckhardt Gramatte Hall at the University of Winnipeg. Doors will open at 6:30pm and the film will begin at 7:00pm. This event is free and open everyone!

THE HERETICS, a film provided by Cinema Politica, traces the influence of the Women’s Movement’s Second Wave on art and life. The film is the exhilarating inside story of the New York feminist art collective that produced Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics (1977-92). In this feature-length documentary, cutting-edge video artist/writer/director Joan Braderman, who joined the group in 1975 as an aspiring filmmaker, charts the collective’s challenges to terms of gender and power and its history as a microcosm of the period’s broader transformations.

Following the film screening, there will be a panel discussion that features both artists and scholars. The panelists will speak on their research and/or artistic production and the panel will also also serve as a discussion between past and current issues in artistic communities. There will be the opportunity for community members to ask panelists questions.

The Panelists:

Dr. Julie Nagam:
Dr. Nagam is the University of Winnipeg/Winnipeg Art Gallery Chair in Indigenous Arts of North America. This joint position involves researching and teaching in the Department of History at the university as well as conducting curatorial work at the WAG. As a scholar, curator, and artist, Dr. Nagam’s work is grounded in concepts of Native space. She is interested in continuing to explore different methodologies in cartography, art, and geography to bring forth distinctive epistemological views. Dr. Nagam is currently leading the SSHRC funded project: The Kanata Indigenous Performance, New and Digital Media Art Project.

Dr. Roewan Crowe:
Artist, writer, curator and teacher Dr. Crowe is energized by acts of disruption, radical transformation. Born under the big skies of Saskatchewan and raised in scofflaw Alberta, Dr. Crowe left the prairies to deepen her engagement with art and feminism, and to do graduate studies in community psychology and arts-based research at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. After completing her doctoral studies, a return to the prairies inspired art and writing centered on queer feminist reclamation practices that ask questions about the land. Dr. Crowe is an Associate Professor in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at the University of Winnipeg and Co-Director of The Institute for Women’s & Gender Studies.

Karen Asher:
Karen Asher is a lens-based artist from Winnipeg, Canada, whose work explores her obsession with stress, absurdity and the human condition. She received her BFA Honours in photography from the University of Manitoba in 2009. Asher is the recipient of numerous grants and awards and is featured in Flash Forward 2010 – Emerging Photographers from Canada, United Kingdom and the United States as well as the recently published book Front Line: Interviews with International Contemporary Photo-Based Artists. She had her first solo exhibition in 2010 at Platform Centre and was written up in several publications including The National Post, Canadian Art, BlackFlash and Border Crossings Magazine. Asher recently exhibited work at Toronto’s Contact Photography Festival, the Gimli Film Festival, the Pingyao International Photography Festival in Beijing and Truck Contemporary Art in Calgary. She is currently working on The Full Catastrophe, a new body of work that will premier at Ace Art Inc. in 2016. Asher is represented by Lisa Kehler Art + Projects.

Light refreshments will be served.
Eckhardt Gramatte Hall is wheelchair accessible.
This event is open to all folks!

 

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