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The Power Plant

Events listing

Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter

June 27-September 4, 2017

The Power Plant presents Ydessa Hendeles' first retrospective exhibition at a public institution.

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Writing Workshop: Outside In

July 22, 2017

Led by David Bester, Outside In is a hands-on writing workshop that invites participants to consider different perspectives about outsiders and insiders, themselves and others. After a tour and discussion of Ydessa Hendeles’ exhibition,The Milliner's Daughter, writers will be invited to create and share new pieces of flash fiction, poetry or memoir in response to open-ended exercises. The workshop’s supportive structure encourages writers to share personal thoughts in a safe and non-critical environment. The workshop is open to writers of all levels. Writing materials will be provided.

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Power Kids: Manikins Come to Life!

July 23, 2017

The manikins in Ydessa Hendeles’ The Milliner’s Daughter appear as if they have been frozen in a tableau vivant – a living picture. After viewing and talking about the manikins in the exhibition, we will work in small groups – inspired by performance art – to invent a story, and design and make props from mixed media. Then, using our props, we will pose as living models in our own tableaux vivants. Each group will be photographed in one (or more) pose(s), and we will share those pictures with you!

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Hollow

July 25, 2017

Award-winning dancer Arthur Stashak, who wowed the audience with his Summer 2016 performance titled License to Disturb, returns with new choreography inspired by Ydessa Hendeles-and in keeping with the Golem from Jewish folklore, Olympia from Offenbach's "Tales of Hoffman"; Pinocchio from the Italian writing-and-illustrating team of Collodi and Mazzanti; and, even the android Data from Star Trek.

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Book Discussion: Son of a Smaller Hero by Mordecai Richler

August 3, 2017

In partnership with the Toronto Public Library, The Power Plant will present a book discussion of Mordecai Richler's Son of a Smaller Hero. Before the discussion begins, The Power Plant will present a brief overview of Ydessa Hendeles’ exhibition The Milliner’s Daughter to contextualize the discussion, before delving into the cultural topics covered in the book with participants.

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Book Discussion: Son of a Smaller Hero by Mordecai Richler

August 8, 2017

In partnership with the Toronto Public Library, The Power Plant will present a book discussion of Mordecai Richler's Son of a Smaller Hero. Before the discussion begins, The Power Plant will present a brief overview of Ydessa Hendeles’ exhibition The Milliner’s Daughter to contextualize the discussion, before delving into the cultural topics covered in the book with participants.

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Panel Discussion: Remembrance and Difference

August 10, 2017

To explore the themes in The Milliner's Daughter, The Power Plant will host a panel discussion led by Dr. Shelley Hornstein, professor of Architectural History and Visual Culture at York University, and author of and contributor to multiple books and anthologies related to memory in visual art, especially following the atrocities of the Second World War. Panelists will include Toronto-based artist Jessica Karuhanga; Dr. Carson Phillips, Managing Director, Neuberger Holocaust Centre; and more.

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Sunday Scene: Ivana Dizdar

August 13, 2017

Ivana Dizdar is a Toronto-based artist and curator. She recently presented a solo project at the European Centre for Culture and Debate in Belgrade and received a Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Support Award for her latest curatorial project at 8-11 Gallery, which she co-directed from 2015 to 2017. Dizdar will discuss Ydessa Hendeles’ exhibition The Milliner’s Daughter.

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Book Discussion: Son of a Smaller Hero by Mordecai Richler

August 15, 2017

In partnership with the Toronto Public Library, The Power Plant will present a book discussion of Mordecai Richler's Son of a Smaller Hero. Before the discussion begins, The Power Plant will present a brief overview of Ydessa Hendeles’ exhibition The Milliner’s Daughter to contextualize the discussion, before delving into the cultural topics covered in the book with participants.

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Writing Workshop: Outside In

August 19, 2017

Outside In is a hands-on writing workshop that invites participants to consider different perspectives about outsiders and insiders, themselves and others. After a tour and discussion of Hendeles’ exhibition, writers will be invited to create and share new pieces of flash fiction, poetry or memoir in response to open-ended exercises. The workshop’s supportive structure encourages writers to share personal thoughts in a safe and non-critical environment. The workshop is open to writers of all levels. Writing materials will be provided.

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Book Discussion: Son of a Smaller Hero by Mordecai Richler

August 22, 2017

In partnership with the Toronto Public Library, The Power Plant will present a book discussion of Mordecai Richler's Son of a Smaller Hero. Before the discussion begins, The Power Plant will present a brief overview of Ydessa Hendeles’ exhibition The Milliner’s Daughter to contextualize the discussion, before delving into the cultural topics covered in the book with participants.

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Power Kids: Rebuilding What's Broken

August 27, 2017

Ydessa Hendeles is not just an artist, but a collector and curator as well! She often collects objects and then organizes these objects to present a new narrative or idea. In this workshop, we will recontextualize a collection of repurposed children’s toys, using them as the base materials for an artwork. Participants will challenge themselves by creating assemblage sculptures with different elements in only one chosen colour. Their sculpture will tell a story or create a larger form that has never existed before.

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