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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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Kids Swedish Arts & Crafts

November 25-26, 2017

Make your own Swedish Christmas ornament and take it home to add to your holiday décor!

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Sami Arts and Culture Exhibition

November 25-26, 2017

Experience the culture of the Sami people of Northern Scandinavia.

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Lucia Pageant & Toronto Folkdancers and Singers

November 25-26, 2017

Enjoy Swedish folk dancing and singing followed by the children’s Lucia Pageant as traditional Swedish Christmas carols are sung by candlelight.

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ABBA on Ice

November 26, 2017

Calling all Dancing Queens! Get into the spirit of the Swedish Christmas Fair by skating to ABBA’s top hits.

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Power Kids: Billboards and Beyond

December 10, 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. While photographing different urban sites in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sammy Baloji often finds billboard advertisements depicting cityscapes from Dubai and other recent hot spots from the Global South to which the Congo aspires. After discussing Baloji’s interest in Congo’s imagined future, we will design and create our own billboard complete with glowing lights.

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Power Kids: Secret Ears

December 17, 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. In this workshop we will consider the use of translation and miscommunication in Amalia Pica’s exhibition 'ears to speak of.' We will begin with a brief discussion about language, sound and the history of secret codes. Then, we will construct our own cipher wheels using paper, watercolour and ink. You can write your own coded letters and send them to a friend.

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