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August 13–19, 2018

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.

Forty-Four

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Explore the 44 year connection between the Craft & Design Studio at Harbourfront Centre and the School of Craft and Design at Sheridan College at this group exhibition.

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.

Forty-Four

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Explore the 44 year connection between the Craft & Design Studio at Harbourfront Centre and the School of Craft and Design at Sheridan College at this group exhibition.

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.

Forty-Four

Thursday, August 16, 2018
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Explore the 44 year connection between the Craft & Design Studio at Harbourfront Centre and the School of Craft and Design at Sheridan College at this group exhibition.

Rebekah Wolkstein and Drew Jurecka: Faces of the Violin

Thursday, August 16, 2018
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Rebekah Wolkstein and Drew Jurecka perform classical and traditional music on violin, mandolin and the 9-string hardanger fiddle. Part of Summer Music in the Garden.

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.

Forty-Four

Friday, August 17, 2018
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Explore the 44 year connection between the Craft & Design Studio at Harbourfront Centre and the School of Craft and Design at Sheridan College at this group exhibition.

Daraa Tribes (Morocco)

Friday, August 17, 2018
8:00pm – 9:00pm

With each member originating from a different tribe, Daraa Tribes presents a fusion of ancestral tribal music, Saharan blues and the voices of a desert oasis in their Toronto debut.

Vieux Farka Touré (Mali)

Friday, August 17, 2018
9:30pm –10:45pm

Malian singer, songwriter and guitarist Vieux Farka Touré captivates with his dazzling speed and dexterity, and a unique sound rooted in Malian blues, rock and reggae.

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.

Forty-Four

Saturday, August 18, 2018
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Explore the 44 year connection between the Craft & Design Studio at Harbourfront Centre and the School of Craft and Design at Sheridan College at this group exhibition.

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.

Sahba Motallebi and Naghmeh Farahmand

Saturday, August 18, 2018
6:00pm – 7:30pm

Two remarkable rising stars of Persian classical music, among the few women performing it, modern tar and setar virtuoso Sahba Motallebi and renowned percussionist Naghmeh Farahmand. Get your tickets today!

Mexico, Cielito Lindo Fest 2018 presents Folkloric Ballet of Universidad Veracruzana in Para Bailar La Bamba, roots of Veracruz

Saturday, August 18, 2018
8:00pm

The Folkloric Ballet of Universidad Veracruzana is a Mexican dance company that has achieved worldwide fame with the unique style they have been developing over four decades. Now you can enjoy this show in Toronto for the first time!

Kalàscima (Italy)

Saturday, August 18, 2018
8:00pm – 9:00pm

One of Italy's hottest bands, Kalàscima is rocking the ancient trance rhythms of tarantella squarely into the 21st century.

La Dame Blanche (Cuba, France)

Saturday, August 18, 2018
9:30pm –10:45pm

With her explosive mix of hip-hop, cumbia, dancehall and reggae, Cuban artist Yaite Ramos Rodriguez delivers a powerful and compelling sound during her Toronto debut.

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.

Forty-Four

Sunday, August 19, 2018
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Explore the 44 year connection between the Craft & Design Studio at Harbourfront Centre and the School of Craft and Design at Sheridan College at this group exhibition.

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.

Cénacle: Sunday Afternoon at the Opera

Sunday, August 19, 2018
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Delightful arrangements of scenes and arias from Mozart's operas, performed on historical clarinet, viola and violone by Cénacle. Part of Summer Music in the Garden.

Las Cafeteras (USA)

Sunday, August 19, 2018
5:30pm

Pounding Afro-Mexican rhythms with an LA-alternative edge and political message close out this year’s Small World Music Festival. Travel to the past and listen to the future of the Americas in one show!

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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