Visual Arts

Events listing

FILM: Extraction Empire

July 8, 2015

Visit thepowerplant.org or call the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416.973.4000 to purchase tickets. Please note that if the event is sold out, reserved Members’ tickets that are not picked up by 6:55 PM will be released.

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InterNations/ InterSections

July 13, 2015

Travel and trade routes was a network of interfacing between Nations, the meeting places between the nexus of cultural exchange. This commission asks several contemporary artists to explore modes of transport from a First Nations perspective. An assemblage of large-scale installations created by artists Kelly Greene, Kevin Lamure, Kent Monkman and Douglas Smarch Jr.

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Live Painting

July 18, 2015

Muralist ‘Peru 143’ brings a contemporary twist to our traditional jarana by painting an iconic Peruvian mural that traces the evolution of Lima from Inca empire to modern day cityscape.

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SUNDAY SCENE: Georgina Jackson

July 19, 2015

Speakers from the world of art and beyond offer their responses to the current exhibitions. Whether focusing on a single work, a specific artist or on multiple exhibitions, guest presenters draw provocative connections between our programs and broader cultural and intellectual debates.

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POWER KIDS: Conceptual Creatures

July 19, 2015

Tours and workshops are led by artist-educator and Gallery Attendant Anna Bouzina and assisted by Adrienne Costantino, TD Curator of Education and Outreach Fellow. For children ages 8–12 and their younger siblings and adult companions.

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SUNDAY SCENE: Asad Raza

July 26, 2015

Speakers from the world of art and beyond offer their responses to the current exhibitions. Whether focusing on a single work, a specific artist or on multiple exhibitions, guest presenters draw provocative connections between our programs and broader cultural and intellectual debates.

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Up Where We Belong Exhibition Opening

August 1, 2015

Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture tells their stories and histories, and provides visitors the opportunity to hear samples by music greats and discover musicians with whom those exceptional musicians collaborated. Join us for the exhibition opening featuring live musical performances.

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Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray, with traditional Mexican costume from the Textile Museum of Canada

August 4- 9, 2015

Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray comprises 50 photographic portraits of renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo taken by Hungarian-born photographer Nickolas Muray between 1937 and 1941. These images capture the exceptional breadth of Kahlo's persona from the photographer's unique perspective as her friend and intimate confidant.

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Self-Guided Tours at Museum of Inuit Art

August 4- 9, 2015

MIA will be offering complimentary guided tours of the museum of every day for the duration of the Planet IndigenUS Festival at 11am and 1pm.

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Beauty, Identity, Pride: Native North American Footwear

August 4- 9, 2015

Created by Indigenous peoples from diverse regions of North America, Beauty, Identity, Pride showcases exquisite craftsmanship, regional patterns, and beautiful decoration. The exhibition features rarely seen artifacts chosen entirely from the Bata Shoe Museum's foremost and comprehensive collection of Native footwear.

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Panel Discussion: Ombaasin

August 6, 2015

First Nations collective Ombaasin will present a panel discussion with communities affected by and artists drawing attention to the oil sands and proposed pipeline. Co-presented with The Power Plant.

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