The definition of “family” is being explored at the Winnipeg Art Gallery right now with a new photography exhibition.
“All in the Family” redefines the modern structure and asks what really constitutes a family unit.
“Our understanding of the family unit is often deeply rooted within our personal, political, and cultural backgrounds,” said curatorial assistant Ali King. “Families often share similar characteristics, but no two are the same. Intertwining traditions, places, roles, relationships, generations, and hierarchies, notions of the family abound. Indeed, it is a social construct; perpetuating but never fully realizing its own ideological fantasy.”
The exhibit is part of the Collection on View, an ongoing series of exhibitions featuring works from the WAG’s 26,000-piece permanent collection.