What's the Value of a Dollar? ft. $uraj

aceartinc.

206 Princess Street

Winnipeg, MB

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Film & video

Intercultural

Interdisciplinary

Photography

Visual arts

aceart is proud to present a group exhibition titled What’s the Value of a Dollar?, featuring work by TJ Shin, Patrice Renee Washington, Shellie Zhang, Sean Weisgerber, GTA Collective, and Chester Vincent Toye. Curated by Matthew Kyba. Join us for an evening of refreshments and music by DJ $uraj. aceartinc. will be open from 6pm - 11pm. “What’s the Value of a Dollar? invites 6 artists and collectives to examine how profit-driven entities have historically exploited and dominated societies, communities, and bodies. Using video, installation, photography, and painting, the exhibition enfolds complex matrices of racial politics, socio-economic (dis)parity, and political agency to argue that North American economies not only exist, but flourish through marginalizing their own consumers and workforce. Capitalist frameworks feed off of subjugated bodies to reinforce economically productive hierarchies of race, culture, gender, and affluence. The exhibition’s title questions how monetary capital is traded and valued against ethical, cultural, and physical sacrifice. Included works employ capitalistic visual language, which acts in protest against market-based economies. Research-based approaches are utilized to historically map capitalism’s reliance on the communities it targets and marginalizes. What’s the Value of a Dollar? argues that there cannot be ethical consumption and production under capitalism, and offers ways to reclaim agency by co-opting corporate tactics and language historically used to disenfranchise.”

Sat 24 Sep
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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This event is free.

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aceartinc.

aceartinc. is an Artist-Run Centre located in the Exchange District of Winnipeg, Canada. Founded in 1983, aceartinc. exhibits 5 major exhibitions a year by contemporary visual artists. We welcome submissions to our open calls from all emerging contemporary artists and curators working in any media. The gallery also runs several ongoing projects and hosts numerous one-offs. This Artist-Run Centre is passionate about the work being produced by contemporary artists and arts writers and critics in Canada and abroad. Many successful, well-known and not-so-well-known Canadian artists have shown work at ace early in their careers – we are an established (but not establishment) part of the unique ecosystem of Canadian contemporary art.

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Nuit Blanche Winnipeg

Culture Days Manitoba Winnipeg, MB

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is back! After two years of a socially distanced event, we are excited to move all the art enthusiasm into one special evening this fall! September 24th, 6pm-12am we will have a concentration of exhibitions/perfo...

Location

206 Princess Street

Winnipeg, MB

Main entrance with three steps is at 206 Princess. For wheelchair access, guests may call us at 204-944-9763, and we will assist will entrance through 216 Princess, where there is a wheelchair ramp into our space.

Event Contact

Leigh Lugosi

gallery@aceart.org

204-944-9763

aceartinc

Language

English

Accessibility

This event is wheelchair accessible, and has gender-neutral washrooms.