About Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years

Close Encounters was a banner project for Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada 2010 Program, comprised of a large-scale exhibition focused on presenting Indigenous art from around the world. This was an incredibly important show, featuring the work of a number of renowned Canadian Indigenous artists, complemented by some of the most innovative and engaging work drawn from Indigenous populations across the globe.

Organized by Plug In ICA and crafted by four Aboriginal curators, this show engaged the whole city, with four major venues featuring work, and many galleries  programming parallel shows and events to compliment the main exhibition.

 

Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years catalogue now available! Find out more HERE.

Find out more about the show, view images of the artwork, learn about the curators, and more by visiting Close Encounters' original pages.

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Gallery

Jonathan Jones, untitled (infinity), 2011, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Michael Belmore and his work Smoulder       Noam Gonick and Rebecca Belmore    Robert Enright speaks to Bravo Television Robert Enright speaks to Bravo Television Deputy Mayor Paula Havixbeck Anthony Kiendl The curators, Steve Loft, Jenny Western, Candice Hopkins and Lee-Ann Martin Jenny Western, Candice Hopkins, Brett Graham, Lee-Ann Martin and Lisa Reihana Reuben Paterson and other artists Skawennati and Steve Loft  The curators ride the four horses of the apocalypse Jaya Beange and Lisa Reihana  Mary Ann Barkhouse and Rebecca Belmore James Luna's Spirits of Virtue and Evil Await My Ascension   Doug Smarch's Lucinations Doug Smarch's Lucinations       Marie Watt's Staff: Custodian     Still from Reuben Paterson's film Te Putahitanga O Rehua Doug Smarch's Lucinations   Postcommodity, Repellent Eye (Winnipeg), 2011, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Linus Woods, Spaceship over Troubled Water, 2010 and The Speed of Light, 2010, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Jonathan Jones, untitled (infinity), 2011, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Jimmie Durham, Pole to Mark the Centre of the World (at Winnipeg), 2010 Courtesy of Plug In ICA, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Jimmie Durham, Pole to Mark the Centre of the World (at Winnipeg), 2010 Courtesy of Plug In ICA, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Jimmie Durham, Pole to Mark the Centre of the World (at Winnipeg), 2010 Courtesy of Plug In ICA, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Wally Dion, Thunderbird, 2008, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Rebecca Belmore, Still from The Blanket, 2010, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Jonathan Jones, untitled (infinity), 2011, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Jonathan Jones, untitled (infinity), 2011, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Doug Smarch, Lucinations (detail), 2004, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Doug Smarch, Lucinations (detail), 2004, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Doug Smarch, Lucinations (detail), 2004, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Postcommodity, Mother, Teacher, Destroyer (detail), 2010, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Mother, Teacher, Destroyer (detail), 2010, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Mother, Teacher, Destroyer (detail), 2010, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Mother, Teacher, Destroyer (detail), 2010, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Reuben Paterson, Still from Te Putahitanga O Rehua, 2005, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Colleen Cutschall, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Jeffrey Gibson, The Future is Present, 2011, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Jeffrey Gibson, The Future is Present (detail), 2011, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Jeffrey Gibson, The Future is Present (detail), 2011, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Brett Graham, Te Hokioi, 2008-2009, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Brett Graham, Te Hokioi, 2008-2009, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Brett Graham, Te Hokioi, 2008-2009, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Kent Monkman, The Collapsing of Time and Space in an Ever-expanding Universe, (2011),  photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Kent Monkman, The Collapsing of Time and Space in an Ever-expanding Universe, (2011),  photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Kent Monkman, The Collapsing of Time and Space in an Ever-expanding Universe, (2011),  photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Kent Monkman, The Collapsing of Time and Space in an Ever-expanding Universe, (2011),  photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Kent Monkman, The Collapsing of Time and Space in an Ever-expanding Universe, (2011),  photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Michael Belmore, Smoulder, 2010-2011, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Michael Belmore, Smoulder, 2010-2011, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Reuben Paterson, Nigh, 2005, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Reuben Paterson, Nigh, 2005, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Marie Watt, Staff: Custodian, 2007, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Marie Watt, Staff: Custodian, 2007, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Mary Anne Barkhouse, The Four Horses of the Apocalypse and the Donkey of Eternal Salvation, 2008, photo by Scott Benesiinaabanda Mary Anne Barkhouse, The Four Horses of the Apocalypse and the Donkey of Eternal Salvation, 2008, photo by Scott Benesiinaabanda James Luna, Spirits of Virtue and Evil Await My Ascension, 1998, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Spirits of Virtue and Evil Await My Ascension, 1998, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Skawennati, TimeTraveler ™, 2121 Rosalie Favell, Still from The Search for Life Beyond our Planet, 2010, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Rosalie Favell, Still from The Search for Life Beyond our Planet, 2010, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan James Luna, Spirits of Virtue and Evil Await My Ascension, 1998, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan

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