The WAG Century (August 24, 2012 - September, 2013)
The WAG Century charts the Gallery’s history, from 1912 to the present, through the use of archival materials, photographs, architectural blueprints, and, of course, works of art. The exhibition offers a consistent backdrop to the exciting variety of exhibitions being launched throughout 2012 and 2013, and will be shown in the Mezzanine Gallery during the Centennial year.
Winnipeg Now (September 29 - December 30, 2012)
Winnipeg is the hottest art making city in Canada and the WAG is about to show you why. In September 2012, 13 Winnipeg artists working in a range of disciplines will be featured in Winnipeg Now, the most significant exhibition of contemporary art to be shown in the city. The work will include painting, sculpture, drawing, film, video installation and storytelling. The artists include: KC Adams, Daniel Barrow, Paul Butler, Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, Michael Dudeck, Marcel Dzama, Sarah Anne Johnson, Rodney LaTourelle, Guy Maddin, Kent Monkman, Dominique Rey and Jennifer Stillwell. Guest-curated by Meeka Walsh and Robert Enright, the participating artists were chosen by a national selection committee. The exhibition will be accompanied by an extensive publication with essays by international critics and interviews with all 13 artists.
Creation & Transformation: Defining Moments in Inuit Art (January 25 - April 14, 2013)
Experience the work of iconic artists such as John Tiktak (Rankin Inlet), Davidialuk Alasua Amittu (Puvirnituq), and Abraham Anghik Ruben (Salt Spring Island/Paulatuk). Creation & Transformation celebrates the WAG’s collection of contemporary Inuit art, the largest in the world. The exhibition and its forthcoming publication provide a new historical narrative, beginning with stone carvings in 1949, through the many transformations of scale and media that have taken place since. Culminating with art by today’s third generation artists, the exhibition includes works from every region of the Arctic and in a variety of media, including sculpture, prints, drawings, and textile arts. Creation & Transformation is curated by Darlene Coward Wight, Curator of Inuit Art at the WAG.
100 Masters: Only in Canada (May 11- August 11, 2013)
This groundbreaking exhibition brings together 100 masterworks from galleries across the country. Curated by Dr. Stephen Borys, WAG Executive Director, the paintings featured in 100 Masters represent some of the most celebrated international artworks in Canadian public collections, spanning centuries and cultures. This historic exhibition, which will be supplemented by a new publication, includes masterworks by Rembrandt van Rijn, Henri Matisse, J.M.W. Turner, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon, and Andy Warhol. Major Canadian artists such as Cornelius Krieghoff, Tom Thomson, Emily Carr, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Bill Reid, and Jeff Wall, will also be featured.
Click here to learn more about this exhibition--the 100-day countdown of images from the exhibition, events and programming, blogs from WAG Director Stephen Borys, and much more.
NGC@WAG (February 2013 to January 2016)
This exciting new three-year partnership with the National Gallery of Canada will see masterpieces from the national collection, both Canadian and international, coming to the WAG.
It opens with Forty-Part Motet (February 1-April 28, 2013), a brilliant sound sculpture by Canadian artist Janet Cardiff. Cardiff reworks Spem in Alium by the 16th century composer Thomas Tallis. Forty separately recorded choir voices are played back through 40 speakers positioned around the gallery. Exhibitions by Louise Bourgeois and Christian Marclay will follow.