Arts briefs

Kent Monkman artist talk at the WAG

Kent Monkman is known for his provocative subversions of art historical themes that address colonization, sexuality and Indigenous resilience.  Get a sneak peak of Monkman’s latest exhibition, Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resistance, after attending his artist talk on Thursday evening. The free talk starts at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26 in the Muriel Richardson Auditorium at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (300 Memorial Blvd.). Shame and Prejudice is on at the WAG from Sept. 27 until February.

Martha Street Studio BYOT fundraiser

Martha Street Studio (11 Martha St.) is holding a screenprinting event featuring designs by local artists Lisa Mendis, Suzie Smith, Charlie Rae Walker, Peter Graham, Kelly Campbell, Jeremiah Valle and Bram Keast. Bring a T-shirt or purchase one at the studio for $10 the day of and learn how to make a print using one of the provided designs. Twenty per cent of funds raised will go to the artists affected by the recent warehouse fire at 274 Jarvis Ave. The event is on Friday, Sept. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $20.

2nd Annual Manitoba Podcast Festival

Manitoba’s podcasting community is throwing an event at the Park Theatre (698 Osborne St.) on the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 29 that features presentations, workshops and the opportunity to network with other podcast enthusiasts. The festival runs from 12 to 4 p.m. and is for folks at any level of involvement with podcasting. It aims to give up-and-comers an opportunity to gain some skills and develop their voice, while highlighting local creators. Tickets are $5.

WNDX Festival of Moving Image

WNDX kicks off its 2019 festival on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. with the Manitoban premiere of Ryan McKenna’s new feature film, Cranks. A shorts program, Structure, Interrogation, will follow at 9 p.m. and features new work by Sabrina Ratté, Maxime Hot, Stéphanie Lagarde, Heidi Phillips, Maxime Corbeil-Perron and Nanna Rebekka & Pernille L. Matzen. Both screenings are at Cinematheque. Admission for students is $8, and a full festival pass is $20.

Spectres of Shortwave, co-presented by send + receive

Amanda Dawn Christie’s award-winning Spectres of Shortwave is the product of seven years spent exploring ghostly phenomenon caused by shortwave radio transmissions in Sackville, N. B. The transmissions, haunting Sackville residents since World War II, were caused by radio towers built in 1944 by the CBC and forgotten, leaving behind a legacy of disembodied voices and flickering lights. Cinematheque (100 Arthur St.) will screen the film on Friday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. Student tickets are $8.

Stan Douglas artist talk at U of M ARTlab

Stan Douglas’ art practice explores the limitations of lens-based work and technology’s role in the reproduction of images, occasionally straying into theatre and other multidisciplinary projects. Catch his free artist talk at 136 ARTlab on Friday, Sept. 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. and the opening of his six-hour video installation, Luanda-Kinshasa, on Saturday at Plug In ICA.

Published in Volume 74, Number 4 of The Uniter (September 26, 2019)

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