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T.O. Downtown
At Harbourfront Centre
231 Queens Quay West, Toronto ON M5J 2G8
hours: Tues & Wed 10-5, Thur 10-8, Fri-Sun 10-6. Open holiday Mondays; view website for hours. Wheelchair accessible.
admission: FREE.
T: 416 973 4949
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The Power Plant
The Power Plant is Canada's leading public gallery devoted exclusively to contemporary visual art ... more
The Power Plant is Canada's leading public gallery devoted exclusively to contemporary visual art.
EXHIBITIONS ... more
EXHIBITIONS –
24 Jun -- 4 Sep 2017 | opening Fri 23 Jun, 6pm:
Ydessa Hendeles' The Milliner's Daughter explores perceptions of difference and diversity, assembling objects and artefacts into contemporary fables about the way representation and distortion, appropriation and assimilation can filter group and individual identities. Presented over the entire gallery, The Milliner's Daughter conjures a storyline about the power dynamics in relations between insiders and outsiders with all the vivid playfulness – and serious intent – of childhood fairy tales ... more
Ydessa Hendeles' The Milliner's Daughter explores perceptions of difference and diversity, assembling objects and artefacts into contemporary fables about the way representation and distortion, appropriation and assimilation can filter group and individual identities. Presented over the entire gallery, The Milliner's Daughter conjures a storyline about the power dynamics in relations between insiders and outsiders with all the vivid playfulness – and serious intent – of childhood fairy tales.
29 Sep -- 31 Dec 2017 | opening Thur 28 Sep, 8pm:
The Power Plant's Fall 2017 exhibition season will feature: a solo exhibition consisting of a new body of work by Amalia Pica, continuing her engagement with the failures and impossibilities of communication and obsolete technologies; Urban Now: City Life in Congo, an exhibition by Sammy Baloji and Filip De Boeck that explores different urban sites in Congo through photography and video; and, for the third edition of the Fleck Clerestory Commission Program, a site-specific project by Michael Landy, whose practice explores attitudes towards consumption and questions of materialism ... more
The Power Plant's Fall 2017 exhibition season will feature: a solo exhibition consisting of a new body of work by Amalia Pica, continuing her engagement with the failures and impossibilities of communication and obsolete technologies; Urban Now: City Life in Congo, an exhibition by Sammy Baloji and Filip De Boeck that explores different urban sites in Congo through photography and video; and, for the third edition of the Fleck Clerestory Commission Program, a site-specific project by Michael Landy, whose practice explores attitudes towards consumption and questions of materialism.
PROGRAMS & EVENTS ... more
PROGRAMS & EVENTS –
Saturdays 3pm and Thursdays 6:30pm, 24 Jun -- 2 Sep 2017:
Power Tours. Join a FREE guided tour of the exhibition Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter, and engage in dialogue about art and ideas ... more
Power Tours. Join a FREE guided tour of the exhibition Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter, and engage in dialogue about art and ideas.
Tues 25 Jul 2017, 7pm:
PerformanceHollow. Award-winning dancer and choreographer Arthur Stashak will perform new choreography inspired by Ydessa Hendeles' From her wooden sleep..., and dedicated to the memory of those who were lost and the triumph of those who survived the Holocaust ... more
Performance Hollow. Award-winning dancer and choreographer Arthur Stashak will perform new choreography inspired by Ydessa Hendeles' From her wooden sleep..., and dedicated to the memory of those who were lost and the triumph of those who survived the Holocaust.
Thur 3 Aug 2017, 6:30pm:
Book Discussion: Son of a Smaller Hero. FREE. In partnership with the Toronto Public Library, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery presents an overview of Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter followed by a book discussion of Mordecai Richler's Son of a Smaller Hero. This event takes place on Thur 3 Aug, 6:30pm at the Toronto Public Library, Fort York branch; on Tues 8 Aug, 2pm at the Toronto Public Library, Deer Park branch; on Tues 15 Aug, 6:30pm at the Toronto Public Library, Runnymede branch; and on Tues 22 Aug, 2pm at the Toronto Public Library, Fairview branch ... more
Book Discussion: Son of a Smaller Hero. FREE. In partnership with the Toronto Public Library, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery presents an overview of Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter followed by a book discussion of Mordecai Richler's Son of a Smaller Hero. This event takes place on Thur 3 Aug, 6:30pm at the Toronto Public Library, Fort York branch; on Tues 8 Aug, 2pm at the Toronto Public Library, Deer Park branch; on Tues 15 Aug, 6:30pm at the Toronto Public Library, Runnymede branch; and on Tues 22 Aug, 2pm at the Toronto Public Library, Fairview branch.
Sundays 2pm:
Sunday Scene. FREE.
Speakers from the world of art and beyond offer their responses to the current exhibition, Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter. Guest presenters draw provocative connections between our programs and broader cultural and intellectual debates.[...].
6 Aug: Rui Amaral, Curator and Director of Scrap Metal.
13 Aug: Ivana Dizdar, artist and curator ... more
Sunday Scene. FREE.
Speakers from the world of art and beyond offer their responses to the current exhibition, Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter. Guest presenters draw provocative connections between our programs and broader cultural and intellectual debates.
25 Jun: Ekow Nimako, Toronto-based artist.
16 Jul: Richard Rhodes, founder of Richard Rhodes Projects and former Curator at The Power Plant.
23 Jul: Emily Cadger, writer and art historian.
6 Aug: Rui Amaral, Curator and Director of Scrap Metal.
13 Aug: Ivana Dizdar, artist and curator.
27 Aug: Sergei Petrov, Professor of Film Studies at Durham College and Director of both Scarborough Arts and Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival.
3 Sep: Abbas Rizvi, draftsman and Lead Gallery Attendant at The Power Plant.
Thur 10 Aug 2017, 10:30am:
Stroller Tour. FREE. Bring your young one(s) along for a child-friendly tour of our current show, Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter ... more
Stroller Tour. FREE. Bring your young one(s) along for a child-friendly tour of our current show, Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter.
Thur 10 Aug 2017, 7pm:
Panel DiscussionRemembrance and Difference. A panel discussion exploring the themes seen throughout Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter will be led by Dr. Shelley Hornstein, author and Professor of Architectural History and Visual Culture at York University. Panelists will include: Toronto-based artist Jessica Karuhang; Dr. Carson Phillips, Managing Director, Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre; and Dr. Abraham Snaiderman, Director, Neuropsychiatry Clinic, Toronto Rehab, UHN ... more
Panel DiscussionRemembrance and Difference. A panel discussion exploring the themes seen throughout Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter will be led by Dr. Shelley Hornstein, author and Professor of Architectural History and Visual Culture at York University. Panelists will include: Toronto-based artist Jessica Karuhang; Dr. Carson Phillips, Managing Director, Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre; and Dr. Abraham Snaiderman, Director, Neuropsychiatry Clinic, Toronto Rehab, UHN.
Sundays 3pm, 13 & 27 Aug 2017:
For childrenPower Kids. FREE. Tour the gallery and engage in art activities inspired by the current exhibition, Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter, in these arts & crafts workshops for children ages 7-12 ... more
For childrenPower Kids. FREE. Tour the gallery and engage in art activities inspired by the current exhibition, Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter, in these arts & crafts workshops for children ages 7-12.
Sat 19 Aug 2017, 2pm:
Writing WorkshopOutside In. David Best, writer, editor and long-time student of the creative process, will lead a hands-on writing workshop that invites participants of all skill and experience levels to consider different perspectives about outsiders and insiders, themselves and others. The workshop will encourage writers to share personal thoughts in a safe and non-critical environment ... more
Writing WorkshopOutside In. David Best, writer, editor and long-time student of the creative process, will lead a hands-on writing workshop that invites participants of all skill and experience levels to consider different perspectives about outsiders and insiders, themselves and others. The workshop will encourage writers to share personal thoughts in a safe and non-critical environment.
28-30 Sep 2017:
Creative Time Summit: Of Homelands and Revolution. The 2017 Summit, co-produced with the Art Gallery of Ontario, invites participants to consider the many-layered political and aesthetic understandings of home alongside social movements that have sought to summon a broader dream of social justice. The event will feature dynamic talks and presentations from an international roster of artists as well as roundtables and breakout sessions at the AGO ... more
Creative Time Summit: Of Homelands and Revolution. The 2017 Summit, co-produced with the Art Gallery of Ontario, invites participants to consider the many-layered political and aesthetic understandings of home alongside social movements that have sought to summon a broader dream of social justice. The event will feature dynamic talks and presentations from an international roster of artists as well as roundtables and breakout sessions at the AGO.
(See also Community Courses – click here) ... more
(See also Community Courses – click here).