Visual Arts

Events listing

Visual Arts – Toronto Design Offsite Festival 2018

January 13-28, 2018

Harbourfront Centre is a hub of activity for the 8th annual Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) with five exhibitions and a public talk, spanning architecture, craft, industrial design, installation, art, contemporary jewellery, and more.

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The Power Plant Winter 2018 Opening Party

January 26, 2018

Join us for a party to kick off the new year and celebrate the launch of The Power Plant's Winter 2018 Exhibition Season! Be amongst the first to experience exhibitions by Kader Attia and Emeka Ogboh, and view the progression of Michael Landy's continually evolving Fleck Clerestory Commission Project.

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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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Artist Talk: Kader Attia

January 27, 2018

Artist Kader Attia will start by sharing insights into the core concepts of his exhibition, then transition into a conversation with Charles Stankievech, Director of Visual Studies, about the political issues surrounding the artist’s expanded practice.

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Sunday Scene: John Matheson

February 4, 2018

John Matheson is a partner at StrategyCorp and serves The Power Plant as Chair of the Board of Directors. He will share his lifelong interests in art, Germany and politics, by leading a conversation on Emeka Ogboh's exhibition The Song of the Germans.

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Power Kids: Spaces In-Between

February 4, 2018

In this workshop - inspired by Kader Attia's exhibition - we will select photographic images, tear them apart, and then “repair” the gaps in between with our own creative mixed-media drawing.

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I Am For You Can Enjoy

February 9-10, 2018

Through photography and video, Khalil West and Ajamu explore race, visibility, (gay) respectability politics, sexual agency, commodity, pleasure and liberation, by documenting through portraiture a counter-narrative to traditional products of erotic labour and conceptions of queer Black men and sex workers.

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Sunday Scene: Josh Heuman

February 18, 2018

Josh Heuman is Curator of Education & Public Programs at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. After starting his museum career in Omaha, Nebraska, he also worked at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art at Utah State University, Salt Lake Art Center and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In addition to running programs for audiences of all ages, he has organized dozens of exhibitions and published and presented on art history and pedagogy. Heuman will discuss Michael Landy’s exhibition DEMONSTRATION.

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Power Kids: Felted Friends

February 19, 2018

Inspired by Kader Attia’s interest in the act of repair, this workshop invites participants to create a pair of mini plush toys using felt, string and other textiles. After creating their plush toys, participants are encouraged to gift one of their creations to someone experiencing sadness or loss.

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Sunday Scene: Lee Maracle

February 25, 2018

Lee Maracle is a Sto:Loh nation scholar and author who was born in North Vancouver, BC. She has published over 20 works, currently is a Mentor for Aboriginal Students at University of Toronto, where she also is a teacher, and is the Traditional Cultural Director for the Indigenous Theatre School. Maracle will discuss Kader Attia’s exhibition The Field of Emotion.

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