Behind Closed Doors
DEC 1-SPRING 2019
The latest exhibit from the WAG's New Contemporary series reveals what is rarely seen by the public—the artist's process in their studio and their research from the museum vault. Often viewers only witness the complete ‘finished work' in art exhibitions. Behind Closed Doors shares some of the research, experimentation, and the trajectory of a body of work in progress: how an idea is developed and how it evolves. In many ways the studio is laboratory and the vault a place of study. There is a sense of enchantment visiting artists in their spaces and connecting the ways ideas are expressed in different forms. This experience is yours to discover in Behind Closed Doors. The exhibition brings together work from artists based in Winnipeg or with Winnipeg roots. Artists Ian August and Irene Bindi excavated and researched pieces from the WAG collection to inform and influence new works created for this show that unveil layers of knowledge and material. Working with art historical items unfolds a transformation of new ideas and ways of thinking and rethinking objects through a contemporary lens.
Featuring artwork by: Ian August, Irene Bindi, Mia Feuer, Takashi Iwasaki, Shaun Morin & Melanie Rocan, Kristin Nelson, Matea Radic, Dominique Rey, and Robert Taite
Curated by Jaimie Isaac, WAG Curator of Indigenous & Contemporary Art
Related Programs & Events
Past Programs & Events
Join us for a free talk with visiting contemporary artist Mia Feuer.
Thursday November 29, 2018
Join us to mark the opening of five new shows!
Friday November 30, 2018
Talks, tours, and videos relating to current exhibits.
Wednesday, January 23 to Wednesday, March 20
- Tuesday 11am-5pm
- Wednesday 11am-5pm
- Thursday 11am-5pm
- Friday 11am-9pm
- Saturday 11am-5pm
- Sunday 11am-5pm
- Closed Monday