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Events listing

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

January 27-May 13, 2018

For his exhibition, Michael 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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Kader Attia: The Field of Emotion

January 27-May 13, 2018

Kader Attia creates works that explore the notion of repair as both a physical and symbolic act. His first Canadian solo exhibition The Field of Emotion brings together recent and newly commissioned works that confront us with traumas of the past and their spectres in the present.

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Emeka Ogboh: The Song of the Germans

January 27-May 13, 2018

Emeka Ogboh frequently explores conditions of listening and sound as a medium of intervention and knowledge exchange. Titled The Song of the Germans, his installation at The Power Plant raises questions of national identity, citizenship and belonging and is a timely examination of issues felt increasingly all across the globe, including in Canada.

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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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Mindful Meditation Workshop

May 3, 2018

In his exhibition The Field of Emotion, Kader Attia references past trauma and the survivors’ efforts to recover and repair themselves. A popular method to approach this task is meditation and mindfulness so that the survivors can accept and move on after trauma. Cassidy Thedorf is a meditation and mindfulness teacher at Radiate Happy, practicing in the Toronto area. She will take the class through a guided meditation, discuss the benefits of meditation in trauma recovery and take questions about both mindfulness and meditation. Beginners are welcomed.

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Power Kids: Fixer Upper

May 6, 2018

How many times have you thrown away a broken toy or a ripped sweater? Kader Attia, in his exhibition The Field of Emotion, suggests that older, broken possessions can be repaired rather than thrown away. For this workshop, The Power Plant’s Power Kids program partners with the Repair Café to host an afternoon of mending and fixing. Bring along a broken toy, book or stuffed animal, or choose one of ours, and learn about repairing them under the guidance of Repair Café experts!

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Power Youth Spring Exhibition: Moving Images

May 8-13, 2018

View all the creations from the Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 Power Youth programs in this free exhibition! Artworks include painting, photography, new media and documentary film. This exhibition is located in the Main Loft at Harbourfront Centre.

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Power Youth Spring Exhibition: Opening Reception

May 8, 2018

View all the creations from the Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 Power Youth programs in this free exhibition! Youth, friends, family, neighbours and community members are invited to attend this opening reception in the Marilyn Brewer Community Space to celebrate the participating youth and view the show.

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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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Power Ball XX

May 31, 2018

The Power Plant collaborates with fashion house Max Mara, for the fourth consecutive year, to present Toronto's most notorious art party, Power Ball XX. The 20th annual major fundraiser, taking place Thursday, 31 May 2018, will transform The Power Plant into an immersive contemporary art experience fusing music, ambiance, food, fashion, and society. Join us for an evening of unique art installations, performances, cocktails and more—all in support of the ambitious exhibitions and programming at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.

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