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August 13–19, 2018

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Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

Encompassing paintings, drawings and films, The Power Plant presents Ellen Gallagher’s first exhibition in Canada.

Grada Kilomba: Secrets to Tell

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Power Plant presents Grada Kilomba's first solo exhibtion in North America.

Abbas Akhavan: variations on a landscape

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

For the fourth iteration of the Fleck Clerestory Commission Program, The Power Plant has invited Abbas Akhavan to develop a new work for this specific site.

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

Encompassing paintings, drawings and films, The Power Plant presents Ellen Gallagher’s first exhibition in Canada.

Grada Kilomba: Secrets to Tell

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Power Plant presents Grada Kilomba's first solo exhibtion in North America.

Abbas Akhavan: variations on a landscape

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

For the fourth iteration of the Fleck Clerestory Commission Program, The Power Plant has invited Abbas Akhavan to develop a new work for this specific site.

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Thursday, August 16, 2018
10:00am – 8:00pm

Encompassing paintings, drawings and films, The Power Plant presents Ellen Gallagher’s first exhibition in Canada.

Grada Kilomba: Secrets to Tell

Thursday, August 16, 2018
10:00am – 8:00pm

The Power Plant presents Grada Kilomba's first solo exhibtion in North America.

Abbas Akhavan: variations on a landscape

Thursday, August 16, 2018
10:00am – 8:00pm

For the fourth iteration of the Fleck Clerestory Commission Program, The Power Plant has invited Abbas Akhavan to develop a new work for this specific site.

Grada Kilomba: ILLUSIONS Vol. I & II

Thursday, August 16, 2018
7:00pm – 9:00pm

For this program, The Power Plant will screen two films by one of our Summer 2018 exhibiting artists, Grada Kilomba. Her film series ILLUSIONS retells notable Ancient Greek myths in contemporary context, all framed within the feminist, post-colonial paradigm of Kilomba's practice. On this night, we will present Volume I: Narcissus and Echo and Volume II: Oedipus.

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Friday, August 17, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

Encompassing paintings, drawings and films, The Power Plant presents Ellen Gallagher’s first exhibition in Canada.

Grada Kilomba: Secrets to Tell

Friday, August 17, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

The Power Plant presents Grada Kilomba's first solo exhibtion in North America.

Abbas Akhavan: variations on a landscape

Friday, August 17, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

For the fourth iteration of the Fleck Clerestory Commission Program, The Power Plant has invited Abbas Akhavan to develop a new work for this specific site.

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Saturday, August 18, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

Encompassing paintings, drawings and films, The Power Plant presents Ellen Gallagher’s first exhibition in Canada.

Grada Kilomba: Secrets to Tell

Saturday, August 18, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

The Power Plant presents Grada Kilomba's first solo exhibtion in North America.

Abbas Akhavan: variations on a landscape

Saturday, August 18, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

For the fourth iteration of the Fleck Clerestory Commission Program, The Power Plant has invited Abbas Akhavan to develop a new work for this specific site.

Writing Workshop: The Gathering Place

Saturday, August 18, 2018
1:00pm – 5:00pm

The Gathering Place is a writing workshop connected with Abbas Akhavan’s site-specific installation at The Power Plant. First, we will consider Akhavan’s re-imagining of the gallery’s Clerestory through a guided tour and discussion. Creative writing exercises inspired by Akhavan’s work will follow. Some pieces will be written independently; others in collaboration or groups. All the exercises will be completed in a safe, non-critical environment suitable for writers of all levels. Writing materials will be provided.

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Sunday, August 19, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

Encompassing paintings, drawings and films, The Power Plant presents Ellen Gallagher’s first exhibition in Canada.

Grada Kilomba: Secrets to Tell

Sunday, August 19, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

The Power Plant presents Grada Kilomba's first solo exhibtion in North America.

Abbas Akhavan: variations on a landscape

Sunday, August 19, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

For the fourth iteration of the Fleck Clerestory Commission Program, The Power Plant has invited Abbas Akhavan to develop a new work for this specific site.

Sunday Scene: Nilou Salimi

Sunday, August 19, 2018
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Nilou Salimi is a Gallery Attendant at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. An artist and educator based in Toronto, her work is primarily in contemporary drawing. She holds a BFA from OCAD U and an MFA from Western University. Salimi will discuss Abbas Akhavan’s exhibition variations on a landscape.

Power Kids: On Wishes and Fountains

Sunday, August 19, 2018
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Throughout history, fountains have provided running water for cities and have been sites for gathering, rituals and making wishes. Participants in this FREE workshop will learn how to create their own mini wishing fountains using clay and paint.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

For details, inquire at the Info Desk or call 416 973 4000.

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