The Power Plant

Events listing

Artist Talk: Amalia Pica

September 21, 2017

The Power Plant presents an Artist Talk by Fall 2017 exhibiting artist Amalia Pica. The artist will speak about the origins and evolution of her art-making, leading up to the newly commissioned work, Ears (2017), on view at The Power Plant. Following her talk, Pica will take questions from the audience.

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Master Class: Amalia Pica

September 23, 2017

Participants are invited for a unique opportunity to meet with artist Amalia Pica for an informal conversation about her art practice and for a critique of participants' work. Participants will each have 15 minutes to discuss artworks (7 or 8 images, video, or performance of independent artworks or from an ongoing series), or anything else they prefer to show. After sharing personal insights about the intentions and progression of their art-making, Pica will lead discussion for creative feedback and constructive criticism.

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Creative Time Summit: Of Homelands and Revolution

September 28-30, 2017

The Creative Time Summit is an annual convening for thinkers, dreamers and doers working at the intersection of art and politics. For 2017, the Creative Time Summit presents Of Homelands and Revolution from 28 - 30 September, co-produced with The Power Plant, in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Ontario. Gayatri Spivak, Winona LaDuke, Wanda Nanibush, Elizabeth Mpofu, Syrus Marcus Ware, and Srećko Horvat are amongst over 80 international and Toronto-based participants.

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The Power Plant Fall 2017 Opening Party

September 28, 2017

Join us in celebration of The Power Plant's Fall 2017 Exhibition Season and be among the first to experience the shows. Fall 2017 marks the last exhibition season of 2017, the year of our 30th Anniversary, and the launch of the Creative Time Summit—we invite you to commemorate these two occasions with us this evening as well! Cash bar available all evening. As always, MEMBERS can access the party through a dedicated Members' entrance! Remember to bring your Membership card to take advantage of this Members' benefit.

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Sunday Scene: Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh

October 1, 2017

Speakers from the world of art and beyond offer their responses to the current exhibitions. Whether focusing on a single work/artist or on multiple exhibitions, guest presenters draw provocative connections between our programs and broader cultural and intellectual debates. Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh are Executive Directors at the Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane (IMA). Prior to the IMA, Burns and Lundh were Co-Directors at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry, Northern Ireland, where they organised the first Curatorial Intensive in Europe with Independent Curators International. Burns and Lundh will discuss Amalia Pica’s exhibition 'ears to speak of.'

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Constructed Technologies: Communication & Cardboard presented by The Power Plant

October 7, 2017

The Power Plant partners with Akin Projects to present a pair of workshops inspired by Amalia Pica’s exhibition ears to speak of, in which Pica has reconstructed two acoustic radar units to-scale using cardboard. This event open to Power Plant Artist Members and Akin Collective only.

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Sunday Scene: Anthony Gebrehiwot

October 8, 2017

Speakers from the world of art and beyond offer their responses to the current exhibitions. Whether focusing on a single work/artist or on multiple exhibitions, guest presenters draw provocative connections between our programs and broader cultural and intellectual debates. Anthony Gebrehiwot is a passionate photographer, community leader and social entrepreneur whose creative lens re-visions photography as an ongoing dialogue of social change between subject and society. A self-taught photographer, he often provocatively defines his subjects, paying homage to their divine essence. Gebrehiwot will discuss Sammy Baloji and Filip De Boeck’s exhibition 'Urban Now: City Life in Congo.'

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Power Kids: Take Flight!

October 15, 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 cardboard sculptures in Amalia Pica’s exhibition are reconstructions of acoustic mirrors built nearly 100 years ago, between the First and Second World War. These mirrors were intended to detect the sound of incoming enemy aircraft. In this workshop, we will design and create our own gliding airplanes using cardboard and paint. After we construct our airplanes, we will take them outside to watch them fly!

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Student Night: No. 5

October 17, 2017

The Power Plant‘s Student Night (No. 5) is ideal for university and college students seeking professional development. This year, we invite students to converse with established artists and other professionals from Toronto museums, businesses, publishing houses and more about their career experience in “Ask Me About...”, our “ice breaker” main event: “Ask me about the time I shaved my head for art..!” Additionally, engage with an interactive art experience and music performance by Bedroomer, a collective of producers and artists from around Toronto. Complimentary snacks provided; cash bar available all evening.

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Sunday Scene: Colleen Lipinski

October 22, 2017

Speakers from the world of art and beyond offer their responses to the current exhibitions. Whether focusing on a single work/artist or on multiple exhibitions, guest presenters draw provocative connections between our programs and broader cultural and intellectual debates. Colleen Lipinski is currently the owner of Toronto Audiology Associates. She is a clinical educator and an adjunct lecturer at the University of Toronto, and has completed a Doctor of Audiology degree from AT Still University, Arizona Health Sciences, among many other accolades. Lipinski will discuss Amalia Pica’s exhibition ears to speak of.

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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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Power Talk: Mari Spirito

October 28, 2017

Mari Spirito is Founding Director of Protocinema, realizing site-aware exhibitions in the world, based in Istanbul and New York since 2011. Spirito is Curator of Conversations for Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach since 2014 and was Curator of Alt Art Space, Istanbul 2015-2017; and Advisor to the 2nd Mardin Biennial, Turkey, 2012. Spirito will discuss the founding and development of Protocinema, present a few of their projects, talk about working with uncertainty, and the new role of non-profits worldwide.

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