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April 2018

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Emeka Ogboh: The Song of the Germans

Sunday, April 1, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Song of the Germans raises questions of national identity, citizenship and belonging and is a timely examination of issues felt increasingly all across the globe, including in Canada.

Kader Attia: The Field of Emotion

Sunday, April 1, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Sunday, April 1, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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, to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Sunday Scene: Gerald McMaster

Sunday, April 1, 2018
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Gerald McMaster has over 30 years international work and expertise in contemporary art, critical theory, museology and Indigenous aesthetics. He has extensive experience as an artist and curator in art and ethnology museums researching and collecting art, and his early interests concerned the ways in which culturally sensitive objects were displayed in ethnology museums. McMaster will discuss Kader Attia’s exhibition The Field of Emotion.

Emeka Ogboh: The Song of the Germans

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Song of the Germans raises questions of national identity, citizenship and belonging and is a timely examination of issues felt increasingly all across the globe, including in Canada.

Kader Attia: The Field of Emotion

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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, to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Emeka Ogboh: The Song of the Germans

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Song of the Germans raises questions of national identity, citizenship and belonging and is a timely examination of issues felt increasingly all across the globe, including in Canada.

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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, to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Kader Attia: The Field of Emotion

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Kader Attia: The Field of Emotion

Thursday, April 5, 2018
10:00am – 8:00pm

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.

Emeka Ogboh: The Song of the Germans

Thursday, April 5, 2018
10:00am – 8:00pm

The Song of the Germans raises questions of national identity, citizenship and belonging and is a timely examination of issues felt increasingly all across the globe, including in Canada.

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Thursday, April 5, 2018
10:00am – 8:00pm

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, to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Emeka Ogboh: The Song of the Germans

Friday, April 6, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Song of the Germans raises questions of national identity, citizenship and belonging and is a timely examination of issues felt increasingly all across the globe, including in Canada.

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Friday, April 6, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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, to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Kader Attia: The Field of Emotion

Friday, April 6, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Emeka Ogboh: The Song of the Germans

Saturday, April 7, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Song of the Germans raises questions of national identity, citizenship and belonging and is a timely examination of issues felt increasingly all across the globe, including in Canada.

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Saturday, April 7, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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, to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Kader Attia: The Field of Emotion

Saturday, April 7, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Writing Workshop: Mending the Past

Saturday, April 7, 2018
1:00pm – 4:30pm

Mending the Past is a hands-on writing workshop that invites participants to consider memory and trauma, whether personal or perceived in society. After a tour and discussion of Attia’s 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.

Emeka Ogboh: The Song of the Germans

Sunday, April 8, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Song of the Germans raises questions of national identity, citizenship and belonging and is a timely examination of issues felt increasingly all across the globe, including in Canada.

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Sunday, April 8, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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, to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Kader Attia: The Field of Emotion

Sunday, April 8, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Power Kids: Welcome Home

Sunday, April 8, 2018
3:00pm – 5:00pm

In Emeka Ogboh’s sound piece The Song of the Germans, the singers are all immigrants to Germany, each leaving their home country in search of a new home in Germany. Based on Ogboh’s interest in identity and place, participants will work together to create a handmade zine for newcomers to Toronto. We will share our favourite spots to play, eat and shop in the city we call home. At the end of the program, we will compile everyone's artwork to create a small publication to be shared with your family — and families across Toronto!

Kader Attia: The Field of Emotion

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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, to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Emeka Ogboh: The Song of the Germans

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Song of the Germans raises questions of national identity, citizenship and belonging and is a timely examination of issues felt increasingly all across the globe, including in Canada.

Kader Attia: The Field of Emotion

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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, to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Emeka Ogboh: The Song of the Germans

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Song of the Germans raises questions of national identity, citizenship and belonging and is a timely examination of issues felt increasingly all across the globe, including in Canada.

Between Words and Worlds: New Canadian Women’s Writing

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
7:30pm – 8:30pm

Dive into a unique opportunity to explore foreground characters and experiences that are still rarely attended to in mainstream publishing in Canada. Ami Sands Brodoff, Connie Guzzo-McParland, Mariam Pirbhai, and Mehri Yalfani will converse about the vital possibilities that open in writing between languages and voices, landscapes and cultures, and homes away from home.

Kader Attia: The Field of Emotion

Thursday, April 12, 2018
10:00am – 8:00pm

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.

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Thursday, April 12, 2018
10:00am – 8:00pm

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, to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Emeka Ogboh: The Song of the Germans

Thursday, April 12, 2018
10:00am – 8:00pm

The Song of the Germans raises questions of national identity, citizenship and belonging and is a timely examination of issues felt increasingly all across the globe, including in Canada.

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Friday, April 13, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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, to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Emeka Ogboh: The Song of the Germans

Friday, April 13, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Song of the Germans raises questions of national identity, citizenship and belonging and is a timely examination of issues felt increasingly all across the globe, including in Canada.

Kader Attia: The Field of Emotion

Friday, April 13, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Saturday, April 14, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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, to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Kader Attia: The Field of Emotion

Saturday, April 14, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Emeka Ogboh: The Song of the Germans

Saturday, April 14, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Song of the Germans raises questions of national identity, citizenship and belonging and is a timely examination of issues felt increasingly all across the globe, including in Canada.

Slow Art Day

Saturday, April 14, 2018
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: Help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. Held each year on the second Saturday in April, Slow Art Day has more than 100 institutions participating around the world, each encouraging visitors to look at art slowly, and then meet to talk about their experiences. While we share personal associations with the art, we can also make interpersonal connections with other participants.

Emeka Ogboh: The Song of the Germans

Sunday, April 15, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Song of the Germans raises questions of national identity, citizenship and belonging and is a timely examination of issues felt increasingly all across the globe, including in Canada.

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Sunday, April 15, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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, to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Kader Attia: The Field of Emotion

Sunday, April 15, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Sunday Scene: Tairone Bastien

Sunday, April 15, 2018
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Tairone Bastien is a public art curator working between Toronto and Dubai. From 2011-17 he was based in the United Arab Emirates, where he established the Alserkal Programme at Alserkal Avenue in Dubai, and shaped the public programming strategy for art centres in Abu Dhabi. In addition to ongoing curatorial research and projects, Tairone is currently a Global Journalism Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs. Bastien will discuss Kader Attia’s exhibition The Field of Emotion.

Emeka Ogboh: The Song of the Germans

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Song of the Germans raises questions of national identity, citizenship and belonging and is a timely examination of issues felt increasingly all across the globe, including in Canada.

Kader Attia: The Field of Emotion

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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, to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

International Lecture Series: Ralph Rugoff

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
7:00pm – 8:30pm

The Power Plant's long-running International Lecture Series (ILS) program brings some of today's greatest thinkers from around the world - high-profile artist, curators, and cultural commentators - to Toronto. Join our guest speakers as they present on their own work and on salient topics in contemporary art and culture. On 16 April we welcome renowned curator and writer Ralph Rugoff.

Emeka Ogboh: The Song of the Germans

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Song of the Germans raises questions of national identity, citizenship and belonging and is a timely examination of issues felt increasingly all across the globe, including in Canada.

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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, to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Kader Attia: The Field of Emotion

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Thursday, April 19, 2018
10:00am – 8:00pm

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, to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Emeka Ogboh: The Song of the Germans

Thursday, April 19, 2018
10:00am – 8:00pm

The Song of the Germans raises questions of national identity, citizenship and belonging and is a timely examination of issues felt increasingly all across the globe, including in Canada.

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Thursday, April 19, 2018
10:00am – 8:00pm

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, to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Kader Attia: The Field of Emotion

Thursday, April 19, 2018
10:00am – 8:00pm

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.

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Friday, April 20, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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, to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Emeka Ogboh: The Song of the Germans

Friday, April 20, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Song of the Germans raises questions of national identity, citizenship and belonging and is a timely examination of issues felt increasingly all across the globe, including in Canada.

Kader Attia: The Field of Emotion

Friday, April 20, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Saturday, April 21, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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, to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Kader Attia: The Field of Emotion

Saturday, April 21, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Emeka Ogboh: The Song of the Germans

Saturday, April 21, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Song of the Germans raises questions of national identity, citizenship and belonging and is a timely examination of issues felt increasingly all across the globe, including in Canada.

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Sunday, April 22, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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, to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Emeka Ogboh: The Song of the Germans

Sunday, April 22, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Song of the Germans raises questions of national identity, citizenship and belonging and is a timely examination of issues felt increasingly all across the globe, including in Canada.

Kader Attia: The Field of Emotion

Sunday, April 22, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Sunday Scene: Kamal Al-Solaylee

Sunday, April 22, 2018
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Kamal Al-Solaylee is the author of the national bestselling memoir Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes, which won the 2013 Toronto Book Award. His second book, Brown, was a finalist for the Governor General Literary Awards in Nonfiction and won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. Al-Solaylee is also an associate professor of journalism at Ryerson University, and will discuss Michael Landy’s exhibition DEMONSTRATION.

Power Kids: Wearable Words

Sunday, April 22, 2018
3:00pm – 5:00pm

DEMONSTRATION, Michael Landy’s exhibition, is full of hand-drawn visual signs that reflect the thoughts and ideas of our local and national community. But signs are only one of the many ways people can share their thoughts and concerns with others. Throughout history, people have expressed themselves through marches, posters, flyers, buttons and books. This workshop explores the concept of “peaceful protest” by means of creating a printed t-shirt you can wear to share your message with others.

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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, to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Emeka Ogboh: The Song of the Germans

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Song of the Germans raises questions of national identity, citizenship and belonging and is a timely examination of issues felt increasingly all across the globe, including in Canada.

Kader Attia: The Field of Emotion

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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, to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Kader Attia: The Field of Emotion

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Emeka Ogboh: The Song of the Germans

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Song of the Germans raises questions of national identity, citizenship and belonging and is a timely examination of issues felt increasingly all across the globe, including in Canada.

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Thursday, April 26, 2018
10:00am – 8:00pm

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, to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Kader Attia: The Field of Emotion

Thursday, April 26, 2018
10:00am – 8:00pm

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.

Emeka Ogboh: The Song of the Germans

Thursday, April 26, 2018
10:00am – 8:00pm

The Song of the Germans raises questions of national identity, citizenship and belonging and is a timely examination of issues felt increasingly all across the globe, including in Canada.

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Friday, April 27, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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, to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Kader Attia: The Field of Emotion

Friday, April 27, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Emeka Ogboh: The Song of the Germans

Friday, April 27, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Song of the Germans raises questions of national identity, citizenship and belonging and is a timely examination of issues felt increasingly all across the globe, including in Canada.

Kader Attia: The Field of Emotion

Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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, to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Emeka Ogboh: The Song of the Germans

Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Song of the Germans raises questions of national identity, citizenship and belonging and is a timely examination of issues felt increasingly all across the globe, including in Canada.

Emeka Ogboh: The Song of the Germans

Sunday, April 29, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Song of the Germans raises questions of national identity, citizenship and belonging and is a timely examination of issues felt increasingly all across the globe, including in Canada.

Kader Attia: The Field of Emotion

Sunday, April 29, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Sunday, April 29, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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, to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Sunday Scene: Laura Demers

Sunday, April 29, 2018
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Laura Demers is an artist and museum professional who holds a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Ottawa, and an MA in Art History and Theory from the University of Toronto. She has worked at the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery and the Canadian Pavilion during the 2017 Venice Biennale. Demers will discuss Kader Attia's exhibition The Field of Emotion.

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