Events listing

Sunday Scene: Gerald McMaster

April 1, 2018

Gerald McMaster has over 30 years international work and expertise in contemporary art, critical theory, museology and Indigenous aesthetics. He has extensive experience as an artist and curator in art and ethnology museums researching and collecting art, and his early interests concerned the ways in which culturally sensitive objects were displayed in ethnology museums. McMaster will discuss Kader Attia’s exhibition The Field of Emotion.

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Sunday Scene: Tairone Bastien

April 15, 2018

Tairone Bastien is a public art curator working between Toronto and Dubai. From 2011-17 he was based in the United Arab Emirates, where he established the Alserkal Programme at Alserkal Avenue in Dubai, and shaped the public programming strategy for art centres in Abu Dhabi. In addition to ongoing curatorial research and projects, Tairone is currently a Global Journalism Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs. Bastien will discuss Kader Attia’s exhibition The Field of Emotion.

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International Lecture Series: Ralph Rugoff

April 17, 2018

The Power Plant's long-running International Lecture Series (ILS) program brings some of today's greatest thinkers from around the world - high-profile artist, curators, and cultural commentators - to Toronto. Join our guest speakers as they present on their own work and on salient topics in contemporary art and culture. On 16 April we welcome renowned curator and writer Ralph Rugoff.

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Sunday Scene: Kamal Al-Solaylee

April 22, 2018

Kamal Al-Solaylee is the author of the national bestselling memoir Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes, which won the 2013 Toronto Book Award. His second book, Brown, was a finalist for the Governor General Literary Awards in Nonfiction and won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. Al-Solaylee is also an associate professor of journalism at Ryerson University, and will discuss Michael Landy’s exhibition DEMONSTRATION.

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Power Kids: Wearable Words

April 22, 2018

DEMONSTRATION, Michael Landy’s exhibition, is full of hand-drawn visual signs that reflect the thoughts and ideas of our local and national community. But signs are only one of the many ways people can share their thoughts and concerns with others. Throughout history, people have expressed themselves through marches, posters, flyers, buttons and books. This workshop explores the concept of “peaceful protest” by means of creating a printed t-shirt you can wear to share your message with others.

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Sunday Scene: Laura Demers

April 29, 2018

Laura Demers is an artist and museum professional who holds a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Ottawa, and an MA in Art History and Theory from the University of Toronto. She has worked at the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery and the Canadian Pavilion during the 2017 Venice Biennale. Demers will discuss Kader Attia's exhibition The Field of Emotion.

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Sunday Scene: Lee Ann Fujii & Jessica Thompson

May 13, 2018

Lee Ann Fujii is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto, specializing in political violence and African politics, especially in Rwanda. Jessica Thompson is a media artist working in sound, performance and mobile technologies. Her practice investigates the ways in which sound reveals spatial and social conditions within cities. Fujii and Thompson will discuss Emeka Ogboh’s exhibition The Song of the Germans.

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