The Power Plant

231 Queens Quay, Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8 Canada
Toronto
Ontario
+1 (416) 973-4949
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Oct 30 - Dec 24 2017
If the distance between China and Canada is 7723 km, then what’s the distance between the previous me and the current me? If there are 12 hours between home and here, what time is it for me now? When a new life meets an old one, that moment draws me close. Tasting newness and oldness at the same time, I can experience the distance and difference between there and here, then and now. The Deer of Nine Colours is based on the Buddhist Jataka tale of the same name, which were discovered as cave paintings from the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang, China.
Nov 02 - Dec 31 2017
This exhibition offers an exploration of different urban sites in Congo through photography and video.
Nov 02 - Dec 31 2017
The nature of language, semiotic systems, metaphor, and the shaping of thought through communication has been an ongoing thread in Amalia Pica’s work. Antiquated and analog systems of technology are of interest to Pica due to their “physicality”—an ontological proximity to the user or the recorded object. Her work has previously addressed both verbal and nonverbal modes of communication and the translation that takes place between ideas and objects, artist and audience. She has also explored the role of communication in the public sphere, engaging with the material mechanisms and relations of power that allow one to speak.
Jan 26 2018 (Friday), 08:00 PM
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.
Jan 27 - May 13 2018
Through his audio installations Emeka Ogboh explores how private, public, and collective memories and histories are translated, transformed and encoded into sound and sonority. These works contemplate how sound captures existential relationships, frames our understanding of the world, and provides a context in which to ask critical questions around immigration, globalization and post colonialism.
from Nov 02 2017 to May 13 2018
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.
Jan 27 - May 13 2018
The Power Plant presents Kader Attia's first solo exhibition in Canada. CURATOR: CAROLIN KÖCHLING ASSISTANT CURATOR: NABILA ABDEL NABI “Our contemporary world is haunted by the wounds of the past” (Kader Attia)