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Events listing

Sammy Baloji & Filip De Boeck: Urban Now: City Life in Congo

September 29-December 31, 2017

"Urban Now: City Life in Congo" offers an exploration of different urban sites in Congo through photography and video.

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Amalia Pica: ears to speak of

September 29-December 31, 2017

For her exhibition "ears to speak of" at The Power Plant, Amalia Pica will develop "Ears (2017)", a new work, which continues her engagement with the failures and impossibilities of communication and obsolete technologies.

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Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

September 29-December 31, 2017

Landy invites the public to collaborate in building a ‘wall of protest’ by submitting images, words, texts and slogans that represent their thoughts and feelings—of hope or of despair, on matters small or large, from high to low and across the cultural spectrum—to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

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Power Kids: Infinite Landscapes

October 22, 2017

These FREE arts workshops for children ages 7-12 begin with a tour of the gallery and conclude with an art activity, inspired by the ideas behind the current exhibition. Tours and workshops are led by Amanda Foulds, Power Kids Family Programs Coordinator and assisted by Erica Cristobal, Power Kids Teaching Assistant. Sammy Baloji’s and Filip De Boeck’s work explores the past, present, and future dreams of a city’s inhabitants. In this workshop, we will discuss how Baloji combines both the past and the future, the old and the new, in his photographs. Then we will transform historic images of Toronto’s landscape into new futuristic scenes using plastic, paper and textiles.

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Ofrendas

November 4- 5, 2017

Harbourfront Centre will celebrate the 14th edition of the Day of the Dead Festival by working with Mexican artists to create ofrendas that showcase the tradition through a contemporary lens.

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HarbourKIDS: Skull Painting

November 4, 2017 13&16

Decorate pre-made calaveras (sugar skulls) with royal icing in different colours and decorative materials!

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Mariachi Azteca

November 4- 5, 2017

Don’t miss México’s most beloved traditional music performed by one of Toronto’s pioneer mariachi bands!

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Film: Ciclo

November 4- 5, 2017

Ciclo is a documentary that tells the story of brothers Arturo and Gustavo Martínez McNaught, who travelled from México to Canada by bicycle in 1956, and their reflections as they journey the same route 30 years later.

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Las Catrinas

November 4- 5, 2017

Join Las Catrinas from Ballet Folklórico Puro México as they parade around our Day of the Dead festivities showcasing dresses and costumes from all over México.

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HarbourKIDS: Shadow Boxes / Cajitas

November 5, 2017

Create traditional shadow boxes to take home!

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Power Kids: Camera Obscura

November 5, 2017

These FREE arts workshops for children ages 7-12 begin with a tour of the gallery and conclude with an art activity, inspired by the ideas behind the current exhibition. Tours and workshops are led by Amanda Foulds, Power Kids Family Programs Coordinator and assisted by Erica Cristobal, Power Kids Teaching Assistant. The camera is an important part of Sammy Baloji and Filip De Boeck’s exhibition. It has the ability to freeze time and create stories. In this workshop, we will explore the origins of cameras – as far back as ancient Greece – by constructing our own camera obscuras! Like Amalia Pica, we will follow schematic drawing plans and build our cameras using cardboard, lenses and mirrors. Through this program we will learn about the components of a camera and the basic techniques of photography.

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Power Kids: Colouring Canada

November 19, 2017

These FREE arts workshops for children ages 7-12 begin with a tour of the gallery and conclude with an art activity, inspired by the ideas behind the current exhibition. Tours and workshops are led by Amanda Foulds, Power Kids Family Programs Coordinator and assisted by Erica Cristobal, Power Kids Teaching Assistant. Inspired by Michael Landy’s drawings of logos and slogans found across Toronto’s landscape, this workshop invites participants to create their own large-scale oil drawing of an icon with a corresponding word or phrase about what Canada means to them.

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