Visual Arts

Events listing

Visual Arts Exhibitions Fall 2017

September 27-December 24, 2017

Our Fall 2017 Exhibitions include Artists on art, The Mobile Ruin, Le Labo: New Perspectives in Jewellery in Quebec, Working It Out and The Deer of Nine Colours.

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Sammy Baloji & Filip De Boeck: Urban Now: City Life in Congo

September 29-December 31, 2017

"Urban Now: City Life in Congo" offers an exploration of different urban sites in Congo through photography and video.

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Amalia Pica: ears to speak of

September 29-December 31, 2017

For her exhibition "ears to speak of" at The Power Plant, Amalia Pica will develop "Ears (2017)", a new work, which continues her engagement with the failures and impossibilities of communication and obsolete technologies.

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Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

September 29-December 31, 2017

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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Charles Stankievech: Communication and Non-Communication Amongst the Cephalopods

November 21, 2017

Charles Stankievech, artist, assistant professor, and director of the Visual Studies Program at University of Toronto, will share his insights on the history of the acoustic mirrors used along the English coastline, which Amalia Pica reconstructs in her Fall 2017 exhibition at The Power Plant, "ears to speak of".

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Sami Arts and Culture Exhibition

November 25-26, 2017

Experience the culture of the Sami people of Northern Scandinavia.

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Sunday Scene: Rania El Mugammar

November 26, 2017

Rania El Mugammar, a Sudanese, Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist, Anti-oppression consultant, burlesque performer and equity educator, will discuss Michael Landy exhibition DEMONSTRATION.

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2017 OAAG AWARDS presented by the Ontario Association of Art Galleries

November 27, 2017

The Ontario Association of Galleries (OAAG) celebrates an iconic moment this year with the 40th anniversary of the OAAG Awards program.

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Sunday Scene: Ilana Shamoon

December 3, 2017

Ilana Shamoon, Interim Public Art Program Manager at Waterfront Toronto, will discuss Sammy Baloji and Filip De Boeck’s exhibition, Urban Now: Life in Congo.

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Sunday Scene: Savik Ramkay

December 10, 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. Savik Ramkay is Program Coordinator of the Aviation Safety and Operations programs at Seneca College. A highly regarded professional, he educates students in various aspects of the aviation industry including Canadian aviation regulations, safety procedures and other technical and practical skills in airside operations. Ramkay will discuss Amalia Pica’s exhibition 'ears to speak of.'

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Power Kids: Billboards and Beyond

December 10, 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. While photographing different urban sites in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sammy Baloji often finds billboard advertisements depicting cityscapes from Dubai and other recent hot spots from the Global South to which the Congo aspires. After discussing Baloji’s interest in Congo’s imagined future, we will design and create our own billboard complete with glowing lights.

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Power Kids: Secret Ears

December 17, 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. In this workshop we will consider the use of translation and miscommunication in Amalia Pica’s exhibition 'ears to speak of.' We will begin with a brief discussion about language, sound and the history of secret codes. Then, we will construct our own cipher wheels using paper, watercolour and ink. You can write your own coded letters and send them to a friend.

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