ART: 'My Winnipeg' at La Maison Rouge
A new cycle of exhibitions focusing on peripheral artistic scenes opens at the Maison Rouge later this month with ‘My Winnipeg‘. This travelling group show will present works by artists from Winnipeg, Canada, a city with a population of 650,000 and “the coldest city in the world”, according to Environment Canada. In this age of globalisation, the exhibition will present a local art scene defined by a territory, an economy, a climate, a history and myths. Artists are inspired by the cities in which they live and, in return, the work they produce helps define the region’s identity. This identity is then carried in films, music, literature, performance art and exhibitions, conveying these artists’ vision around the globe. The exhibition also features Festif Winnipeg!, 4 days (Thu 23-Sun 26 June) of performance and events including a ‘Collage Party’ by Paul Butler, a performance by Joanne Bristol ‘My Winnipeg can be your Winnipeg’, a performance ‘Shadow Songs’ by Sharry Boyle and Christine Fellows, and a masterclass by perhaps the city’s most famous artist, the filmmaker Guy Maddin.
Thu 23 June-25 Sep.Wed-Sun 11am-7pm (Thu 11am-9pm).
Maison Rouge, 10 bd de la Bastille, 12th. M° Quai de la Rapée. 01.40.01.08.81. www.lamaisonrouge.org/