The exhibition Live in the Centre: An Incomplete and Anecdotal History of Winnipeg Performance Art, curated by Winnipeg performance artist Shawna Dempsey, opens.. on June 12.
The exhibition is uniquely challenging, as it seeks to historically document a form of art that, by definition, exists fleetingly in space and time. Live in the Centre attempts to conjure memories through a presentation of artifacts and ephemera from Winnipeg’s illustrious 35-year performance art history. The exhibition documents work by Sharon Alward, Daniel Barrow, Ken Gregory, Doug Melnyk, Michael Olito, Alex Poruchnyk, Jennifer Stillwell, and others. Over 700 people came to the WAG for the opening