WAG Partners with Local Indian Restaurants in Celebration of Vision Exchange
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, June 25, 2019: On now at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG), Vision Exchange: Perspectives from India to Canada is Manitoba’s first major exhibition celebrating contemporary artists with roots in India. The Gallery has teamed up with three local Indian restaurants to present exciting dinner experiences inspired by the show.
From rooftop parties to pop-up dinners, Charisma of India, Clay Oven, and East India Company will be at the WAG offering delicious dishes at select Vision Exchange events all summer long. Space is limited!
- FEAST: Dinner & Tour includes a buffet followed by a guided exploration of the exhibition: June 27 (Clay Oven), July 11 (Charisma of India), and August 8 (East India Company). Tickets to the 6:00 p.m. events are $80/person ($75 for WAG members) at wag.ca/events.
- Rooftop Pop-Up Cocktail Indian Fusion Sampler Parties: Chefs Nitin Mehra of East India Company (July 4) and Girvir Singh of Charisma of India (August 29) will serve delectable Indian samplers paired with hand mixed drinks on the rooftop before a tour highlighting select artworks in Vision Exchange. Tickets to the 7:00 p.m. events are $25/person and can be purchased at wag.ca/events.
About the Exhibition:
- Featuring 20 leading contemporary artists from India and Canada, Vision Exchange: Perspectives from India to Canada is organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) and the National Gallery of Canada (NGC).
- The exhibition brings together some of the biggest names in India’s rich visual art community alongside leading artists of Indian descent living in Canada.
- Vision Exchange highlights over 100 artworks, ranging from video and photography to painting and sculpture, on loan from Delhi and Mumbai and the vast collections of the NGC.
- Artists address issues of shifting histories and borders; relationships to the land; as well as the complex themes of migration, immigration, and diaspora.
- Curated by Catherine Crowston, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the AGA, and Jonathan Shaughnessy, Associate Curator, Contemporary Art at the NGC, Vision Exchange launched at the AGA in September 2018 and is now on a national tour.
- Old Kildonan City Councillor Devi Sharma is serving as Honorary Patron for the Winnipeg stop on the national tour. Sharma is Winnipeg’s first Indo-Canadian City Councillor.
- A cultural advisory committee composed of members of Winnipeg’s South-Asian community has shaped programming and community outreach activities for the exhibition.
- Vision Exchange runs at the WAG from May 11 to September 8, 2019.
Ashim Ahluwalia, Sarindar Dhaliwal, Atul Dodiya, Gauri Gill, Tanya Goel, Shilpa Gupta, Sunil Gupta, Jitish Kallat, Reena Saini Kallat, Amar Kanwar, Bharti Kher, Divya Mehra, Akbar Padamsee, Jagdeep Raina, Raqs Media Collective, Dayanita Singh, Umrao Singh Sher-Gil, Vivan Sundaram, Thukral + Tagra, Rajesh Vangad.
Vision Exchange: Perspectives from India to Canada is a first for Manitoba, and we are pleased to partner with some of Winnipeg’s best Indian restaurants to provide fun and flavourful entry points into this incredible show.
—Rachel Baerg, WAG Head of Learning & Programs
Winnipeg’s South Asian community continues to grow, and Vision Exchange is a unique opportunity to come together to share stories and reflect, while also celebrating the art and culture of the land. We invite everyone to take in the host of amazing experiences inspired by Vision Exchange that are happening all summer long in the heart of the city!
—Devi Sharma, Speaker of Council and City Councillor for Old Kildonan Ward, City of Winnipeg
Title Sponsor, Richardson GMP, Kish Kapoor & Family; City of Winnipeg Community Incentive Grant Program and City Councillors Brian Mayes, Devi Sharma, Vivian Santos, Shawn Nason, Jason Schreyer, Jeff Browaty, Markus Chambers, Ross Eadie, Cindy Gilroy, Sherri Rollins, John Orlikow, Kevin Klein, Matt Allard, Scott Gillingham, Janice Lukes; Public Opening Sponsor, ICCHA (the India Canada Cultural & Heritage Association); Supporting Sponsor, Hampton by Hilton, a project by Kothari Group; Media Partners, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, CBC Manitoba, the Winnipeg Free Press, the Indo-Canadian Telegram; and Des Pardes Times; Furniture partner, Hoopers; Donors, Sangeet Bhatia, Drs. Daya & Chander Gupta, Bhandal Law, Carol Bellringer, In Honour of Dev Nath Kapoor, Drs. K. & Ganga Dakshinamurti, Pearl Custom Homes, Darshan & Amarjit Kaila, and Manitoba Building Trades; Restaurant Partners, Charisma of India, Clay Oven, and East India Company; Décor & Design Sponsor, Events by Emma; and Transportation Sponsor, Hollywood Limo Service.
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