The Other: New Exhibition at CCFM's Gallery
340 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G7
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May 5, 2021 to May 14, 2021
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Exhibition curator: Eric Plamondon
Artists: Reza Rezaï, Xavier Mutshipayi, Jen Funk, Stéphane Oystryk et Eric Plamondon
Do we know how to approach the other; what if the other does not share the same culture, the same perspective, the same experience as us? Yet, it is possible to be inspired by them. The other can transmit an emotion to us; whether we truly know the other or simply recognize them.
This emotion transmitted by the other, likely echoes within us, even if it is presented in a different way. Are we capable of recognizing in ourselves these stories which are like our own? Is it acceptable to be motivated, affected, influenced, by the other in such a way that we keep certain elements, reflected in what we give back publicly?
The other is an invitation to five Manitoba artists, representing a contemporary generation that is redefining our culture, or rather our cultures. A generation that knows itself, that frequents itself, that celebrates itself, but that is diverse.
Each artist was asked to create an original work inspired by their peer who is evenly matched, but not the same, neither in medium nor in identity. Reza Rezaï was invited to work with Xavier Mutshipayi, Xavier Mutshipayi with Eric Plamondon, Eric Plamondon with Stéphane Oystryk, Stéphane Oystryk with Jen Funk, Jen Funk with Reza Rezaï.
In these freshly created works, do you see the traces of the other?