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Guy Maddin, "Horse heads frozen at the Forks", from "My Winnipeg", 2007. Photo by Jody Shapiro.

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My Winnipeg

23 June-25 September 2011

la maison rouge
10 bd de la bastille
75012 Paris, france

For the first in a series of exhibitions on the art scene in major peripheral cities, la maison rouge trains the spotlight on Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada).

Visitors discover a fertile and creative artistic community, steeped in history and legend-the vast prairies of northern Canada, the Cree and Métis Indians, the world's coldest city, plagued by floods and, in summer, by mosquitos-but also a certain sense of despair tinged with humor, inherited from the immigrants who settled in the province during the 19th and 20th centuries.

From filmmaker Guy Maddin to artist Marcel Dzama, from The Royal Art Lodge collective to painter and video artist Kent Monkman, from photographers William Eakin and Diana Thorneycroft to artist Sarah Anne Johnson, together with Paul Butler's collages, Jon Pylypchuk's dolls and Shary Boyle's sculptures: various generations of talented artists to be discovered by the public.

Painting, video, installation, photography, performance art, film and music: all media are included so as to propose the most apposite representation of the city.

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