Joyce Wieland: A Retrospective

Joyce Wieland: Patriotism I (1964)

Oh, Canada: Contemporary Art From North North America continues its exhibition from January 31 to April 26 with a special 3 night retrospective screening series of Joyce Wieland films, in partnership with the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, Glenbow and the Illingworth Kerr Gallery. 

A visionary multidisciplinary artist who constantly experimented with her art and films, Joyce Wieland (1931 – 1998) is considered one of Canada’s foremost artists. Her intelligent and irreverent filmic explorations of Canadian nationalism, female sexuality, domestic life and ecology achieved international acclaim over the course of three decades. This survey of her film work includes two programs of shorts and one feature film:

Monday April 20
Larry’s Recent Behaviour (1963)
Patriotism I (1964)
Patriotism II (1965)
Barbara’s Blindness (1965)
Sailboat (1967) 
A talk with visiting Wieland Scholar Johanne Sloan (Montreal) to follow this program 

Wednesday April 22
Handtinting (1967)
Rat Life and Diet in North America (1968)
Solidarity (1973)
A & B In Ontario (1984)
Birds At Sunrise (1986)

Thursday April 23
Reason Over Passion (1969)

Joyce Wieland scholar and Concordia University professor Johanne Sloan will be in attendance on April 20, offering insight into Wieland’s works following the program. Sloan’s teaching and research encompass aspects of Canadian and international art since the 1960s, urban art and visual culture, and landscape art and aesthetics. Her recent publications include, Joyce Wieland’s The Far Shore (University of Toronto Press, 2010) and “Joyce Wieland and Michael Snow: Conceptual Landscape Art,” in Beyond Wilderness: The Group of Seven, Canadian Identity, and Contemporary Art, (McGill-Queen’s Press, 2007).

CSIF/Glenbow Members: $12
General Admission: $15

April 20, 22, 23
Glenbow Museum (130 9 Ave SE)