The Power Plant presents Dissenting Histories. 25 Years of The Power Plant

. June 16, 2012

The Power Plant presents Dissenting Histories. 25 Years of The Power Plant, on view 26 August 2012.

Dissenting Histories: 25 Years of The Power Plant is an ongoing project designed to activate and put into dialogue the gallery’s rich histories. Installed in a space designed by Markus Miessen, a German architect and writer who has considered institutional histories and has contributed to our thinking about participation in public space and design, the archive exhibition considers our history within local and international contexts, as well as within present spatial and theoretical concerns. As a space for staging events around The Power Plant’s history, including the From the Archives series of presentations and lively conversations between curators and artists vital to The Power Plant’s history, we are also presenting print materials, videos, slides, and an online archive of ephemera. Toronto-based artist Dave Dyment is mining the archives and responding to the project with a new series of works. Working with audio, video, photography, and the production of artists’ books, multiples, and editions, Dyment’s witty practice mines popular culture, vernacular photography, and music.

Support provided by The Power Players Program: BMO Financial Group, CIBC, Manulife Financial, Rogers, Stonegate Private Counsel, and TD Securities.

The Power Plant
231 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8 Canada

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