Summer Institute 2014 with Allyson Mitchell and Deirdre Logue
The Summer Institute is an international post-graduate artist residency for professional artists working in all disciplines and media. The 2014 edition of Plug In ICA’s Summer Institute invites participants who wish to work independently or collaboratively, based upon their own interests and projects. There will also be opportunities to work in a collaborative peer-to-peer environment through group activities, planned during the session. A number of guest artists, curators and theorists will visit the Summer Institute for lectures and studio visits.
How do feminists describe their work and how do we use feminist-informed language to describe politicized art? Through readings, critique and hands-on creation, participants will have the opportunity to consider a broad range of practices, language and strategies that could be called “feminist,” and that contribute to anti-oppression politics.
This critical discursive opportunity will take place in Plug In ICA’s new purpose-built facilities, with an adjoining workshop, art research library, gallery, bookshop and café. Plug In ICA is located at the perimeter of the University of Winnipeg campus, adjacent to the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and in the heart of an urban environment.
Allyson Mitchell is a maximalist artist working in sculpture, performance, installation and film. Her works have exhibited in galleries and festivals across Canada, the US and Europe, including Tate Modern, the Textile Museum of Canada, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, the Andy Warhol Museum, Walker Art Center, The British Film Institute, Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Ontario. She is based in Toronto, where she is an Assistant Professor in the School of Women's Studies at York University. She is represented by Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects and she runs FAG Feminist Art Gallery with Deirdre Logue.
Deirdre Logue holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and an MFA from Kent State University. Recent solo exhibitions of her award winning film and video work have taken place at Open Space (Victoria), Oakville Galleries, the Images Festival (Toronto), the Berlin International Film Festival, Beyond/In Western New York, YYZ (Toronto), and articule (Montreal). Logue has contributed over 25 years to working with artist-run organizations dedicated to media arts exhibition and distribution; has been a member of the Independent Imaging Collective (the Film Farm) with Phil Hoffman since 1999; and directs the FAG Feminist Art Gallery with her partner, collaborator and artist Allyson Mitchell.