The MNG Main Space Space Presents: Chloe Collins, Toni Cormier, Caro Ging + Veronika McGinnis
Exhibition Runs: Oct 21 – Nov 8
Reception: Thursday, November 7, 6 pm – 8 pm, Main Mall at the Alberta University of the Arts (formerly the Alberta College of Art + Design
Join us Thursday, November 7 from 6 – 8 pm for the closing reception of Slippery When Wet and opening for Femmewave Festival. A bar will be on-site!
Group Exhibition Curatorial Statement
Slippery When Wet is a group exhibition co-curated by Femme Wave Visual Arts and the Marion Nicoll Gallery. The work explores collections of desire and intimacy through wetness; an aesthetic and critical practice that gives liberty to bodies that are fluid, immersive and engaged in a porous relationship with the spaces that orient them. Wetness emerges as a methodology saturated in the tactile, sensory, feeling, and realizing body. Together, the artists individually and collectively consider inhabited spaces and intimacy in relation to the objects that describe the pleasure of their living bodies. Through physical touch, histories are embedded into the assemblages that register this luscious contact. Wet is a directive that prompts the body to become a vehicle for investigating alternate sensory experiences. A myriad of works engaged with the proximity of skin and atmosphere. Through the application of various materials and conditions to the body, the artists engage in the re-familiarization of the senses through invented ritual and entangled constitutions.
Femme Wave is a feminist arts festival that takes place on Treaty 7 territory and the traditional territory of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), Nakoda (Stoney), and Tsuut’ina, also known as Calgary, Alberta. Founded in 2015, it is a collective-run organization with board and committee members of diverse and varying backgrounds. The festival takes place annually across multiple inner-city venues and has enjoyed considerable growth since its inception.