The Power Plant Talks

Below are a list of talks scheduled at the Power Plant in relation to the Coming After exhibit. Admission is free with gallery admission. See The Power Plant for more info on all upcoming events and talks.

Jordan Tannahill – Jan 8, 2012. 2PM

Jordan Tannahill is a 23-year-old queer making film and theatre. His films and his live cinema performances such as Post EdenBravislovia and Insurgency have been presented across Canada and internationally.

Johnson Ngo – Jan 15, 2012. 2PM

Johnson Ngo is an artist exploring connections and disjunctions between hisgaysian identity and Western queer culture. He created the Blackwood Gallery’s 2011 Billboard Commission and is guardian of the Feminist Art Gallery.

Christian Holstad Lecture – Jan 18, 2012. 7PM – Admission: $4 for Members, $6 for Non-Members

New York- and Cologne-based artist Christian Holstad, who is part of The Power Plant group exhibition Coming After, speaks about his work, which includes sculptural installation, collage, drawing, and textiles. With an affectionate camp sensitivity to the discarded and homespun, and an abiding interest in ideas of taste, class, desire, and queer aesthetics, Holstad is one of the most distinctive artists of his generation.

Holstad’s work has been included in recent solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami (2006), Daniel Reich Gallery, New York (2008, 2009–10), Galleria nazionale d’arte moderna, Rome (2009), and Galleria Civica del Comune di Modena, Italy (2009). Recent group exhibitions have taken place at the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (2005), New Museum, New York (2007), Yokohama Triennale 3 (2008) and Saatchi Gallery, London (2009). His work is represented by Victoria Miro, London, and Massimo De Carlo, Milan.

Rosemary Donegan – Jan 22, 2012. 2PM

Rosemary Donegan is an Associate Professor at OCAD University and was recently Graduate Program Director of the Criticism & Curatorial Practices program. Her curatorial research focuses on design and art in relation to modernism, industrialization and urban culture in Canada.

Sarah Parsons – Jan 29, 2012. 2PM

Sarah Parsons is Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at York University where she teaches the history and theory of photography. She has written extensively on contemporary Canadian photography and on the history of photo-criticism.

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