We are on Treaty 1 Territory
on the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples,
and on the National Homeland of the Red River Métis. We offer our respect and gratitude to the caretakers of this land.
aceartinc. is pleased to announce Trace of Freedom, an upcoming solo exhibition by Grace Han.
November 24-December 22nd. Opening Reception, November 24th, 6-9PM
This solo exhibition experienced multiple delays due to the impact of COVID-19, resulting in a signiﬁcantly diﬀerent installation compared to my original proposal from ﬁve years ago. In the midst of these changes, I underwent a series of relocations between provinces and the process of letting go, as I sought answers about my identity as a newcomer in Canada.
When I initially conceptualized this project, I yearned to break free from the sense of “Betweenness” that burdened me, craving a taste of genuine freedom. Regrettably, that sense of freedom remained elusive. However, in the midst of the COVID-19 challenges and my relocations, I began to perceive “Betweenness” in a more positive light. This shift oﬀered me a newfound sense of freedom, even though it’s a ﬂuctuating experience. I’ve come to terms with the idea that these feelings of “Betweenness” and “Freedom” are ongoing and interconnected.
This exhibition showcases a mix of my past works and my current exploration of the theme of “Freedom.” It also includes my performance art, which has been adapted from my original proposal ﬁve years ago. The entire installation combines both my past and present artistic endeavors, providing a comprehensive representation of my journey.
We are an Artist Run Centre located at
206 Princess Street in Winnipeg’s Exchange District.
Photo credit: Luke Tokaryk
As an artist-run gallery, aceartinc. should be a community space where ideas can be shared, discussed and debated fearlessly but not without accountability.-Rob Crooks, Board Treasurer