Saturday, February 13, 2010
Exploring the Myths of Winnipeg
'"Guy Maddin’s My Winnipeg. Photograph by Jody Shapiro. © Everyday Pictures Inc. A Maximum Films release, photo courtesy of Maximum Film Distribution."
How Winnipeg and Its Art Became Such a Big Deal
Art is the means by which artists present visual representations of the myths they chose to believe or, perhaps more simply said, the stories they use to tell themselves who they are.
This article from 'Canadian Dimension', written by Ed Jensen, explores the idea of the myths of Winnipeg in art.
His article 'The Power of Myth', will take you a few minutes to read. I found it thought provoking.
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