Critical Patch Released by Kapsula

KAPSULA as just released CRITICAL PATCH – a special issue that probes the present and future of digital technologies in arts institutions and artistic practices. CRITICAL PATCH is the final segment of KAPSULA’s two-part project organized in response to the Ideas Digital Forum, hosted by The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) and the Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) in October 2018. Ideas Digital Forum gathered arts professionals for two days of engaging conversation about topics intimate to KAPSULA—namely, the role and impact of digital technologies on the ways we do our work.  

The issue features an updated essay I wrote in response to the Forum.

You can download the issue here:

‘No Future’ featured in Power Play: Hockey in Canadian Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Windsor

‘No Future’ will be featured in an upcoming group exhibition at the Art Gallery of Windsor titled: Power Play: Hockey in Canadian Contemporary Art

Power Play: Hockey in Canadian Contemporary Art is an innovative exhibition exploring hockey through the eyes of 14 artists from across Canada. Inspired by the idea that hockey is an inclusive sport, this exhibition explores themes of nationalism, gender, race, equity, sexuality, physical and mental health, and self-esteem. Organized into four sections: hockey jerseys, hockey masks, hockey cards, and hockey equipment, Power Play includes 45 artworks and memorabilia from the Hockey Hall of Fame. 

Featured artists include: Judy Anderson, Scott Conarroe, Adrienne Crossman, Barrie Jones, Cyndra MacDowall, Hazel Meyer (with the Canadian AIDS Society), Laura Millard, Kent Monkman, François Morelli, Didier Morelli, Marc-Antoine Phaneuf, Liz Pead, Liss Platt, and Victor Romao. 

By recognizing that the bodies that play hockey include people from many identities, the artists are proposing revised histories, alternative narratives, and provocative power plays within the game of hockey. 

Curated by Jaclyn Meloche, PhD 

The Art Gallery of Windsor would like to acknowledge the support of the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Canadian AIDS Society, and the Windsor AIDS Committee for their contributions to the exhibition.

Power Play runs Friday, February 9 - May 12, 2019 and is set to tour Canada through 2021. 

‘Show up for the Messiness of how you Feel so you can Better Create What you Need’ at Femme Wave in Calgary

Femme Wave presents ‘Show up for the Messiness of how you Feel so
you can Better Create What you Need’
- a two-person exhibition by Adrienne Crossman and Jane Trash

U-Hall (community gallery) at TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary
11:00 - 5:00 Thursday, November 15 - Saturday, November 17
Closing reception on Saturday afternoon, November 17, 2018, from 3:30PM-5:00PM.

Show up for the Messiness of how you Feel so you can Better Create What you Need explores the complicated ways in which contemporary queers traverse a myriad of categories and labels to create a personal understanding of identity. While this exhibition’s run is brief, its impact is large, holding importance for Calgary’s queer and arts communities. 

Jane Trash graduated from the Alberta College of Art & Design in 2004 with a BFA in Printmaking. Since then she co-founded a silkscreen based merchandising company, Jiffy-T, was an operational co-owner at Tubby Dog, is heavily involved with all ages promotion in the Calgary punk rock scene and was voted Top-40-Under-40 in Avenue Magazine (2013) for her involvement in the community and various charity work. Trash’s interest and exploration of puppet fabrication lead to an introductory puppet seminar in LA at Michael Earl’s Puppet School in 2014. Trash is on the Board of The New Gallery and she is currently working at Alberta College of Art & Design as the Educational Art Technician of Print Media.

The U-Hall community gallery at Truck Contemporary Art is up one flight of stairs. Documentation of Show up for the Messiness of how you Feel so you can Better Create What you Need will be available after the festival at and @femmewavevisualarts on Instagram. The washroom is located on the ground level and is gender neutral.

Femme Wave acknowledges Calgary as the traditional territory of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Ĩyãħé Nakoda First Nations, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley First Nations. Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Femme Wave is committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or religion.

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