Wooden carvings displayed in the exhibition

Design Matters

Design Matters presents objects and methods of design and fabrication that soon may become part of our everyday lives. In a world facing major challenges, from the threat of climate change to adapt to an increasingly digitized society, most people will agree that we must start to produce and consume in new ways. The exhibition, curated […]

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Nordic Lights

We welcome our audiences back for illuminating outdoor winter experiences, starting with Nordic Lights, a dazzling display of Nordic and Canadian light art, co-produced with Fjord Studio. 

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Sense Light Swings exhibition

Sense Light Swing

The Sense Light Swing is a light fixture that is also a moving, eye-catching work of art. The fixture’s shape comes from a hanging swing for children; Alexander Lervik’s concept for Sense Light Swing was created for the 2005 show “Five Playful Chairs.” The seat of the swing, made from transparent acrylic, is lit from within by a strip […]

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Pressure light exhibition

Pressure

Pressure is a piece consisting of a 300-metre long RGB-LED hose shaped like a doodle wrapped in the construction. Flashes of impulses whip around in the LED doodle and run towards each other while shifting colour and giving the expression of a digitally-stressed doodle.

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Great Minds Light Exhibition

Great Minds

Great Minds is a dynamic monument that praises the birth of ideas and relates to all creative people. Light work appears in the form of two monumental brains in dialogue, performing active, luminous brainstorming – the unavoidable phase of each creative process – and figuratively using light to emphasize births of unique ideas and sparkling […]

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Gorzi Light Exhibition

Gorži

In Gorži, waterfalls cascade from the Power Plant building’s windows. The installation by Outi Pieski is inspired by the Sámi spiritual tradition, in which we live in a reciprocal relationship with all living entities. Gorži creates a poetic sight in which clean water flows freely. The voice of Sámi yoik singer Hildá Länsman brings out […]

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Equinox Light Exhibition

Equinox

Equinox asks questions about the nature of light and darkness and about the unique moment of equinox when they are in balance. Equinox combines elements of contemporary dance, nu-jazz and graphics to invite the audience into a dynamic, poetic and contemplative experience. 

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Cube Light exhibition

CONTROL NO CONTROL

Conceived mainly for big open spaces, CONTROL NO CONTROL is a large-scale interactive installation in a minimalistic geometric structure, true to Studio Iregular’s signature style. Created in 2011 in Montreal for Igloofest, it has since been presented over 35 times worldwide.   CONTROL NO CONTROL is a big LED cube that reacts to everything that touches it […]

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Long Journey Home Exhibtion

Long Journey Home

Long Journey Home is an exhibition by Graphic designer Liv Aurora Jensen, who considers herself a pioneer for contemporary Greenlandic culture through her designs, an undertaking that brings her joy and satisfaction that she wishes to share with the world. Jensen draws inspiration from the rich landscape and culture of her country, its people, traditional clothing […]

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detail of ceramic platter with flowers

Clay Gardens

Zoë Pinnell is fascinated with gardens: How they grow, interact with each other, and how they are seemingly the perfect allegory for the cycle of life. She purposefully works with clay – which is essentially earth – to transform the material into beautiful objects that call to mind the idyllic gardens that inspire her. As a maker, […]

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yellow square of glass hanging in a window

Comfort and Caution

Nicole Coon’s modest lights cast a warm yellow glow that mimics something we all crave when summer ends, and fall begins: Sunlight. The colour draws us in with its radiance, yet can repel us with its harshness due to yellow’s high light reflectance, acting as its own light source bouncing off surfaces. It’s a double-edged […]

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woman in white walking in water

BREATHLESS

GUEST CURATOR: ALA ROUSHANASSISTANT CURATOR: JACQUELINE KOK, NANCY MCCAIN & BILL MORNEAU CURATORIAL FELLOW, 2021-2023 The Power Plant is pleased to announce a unique partnership with curator Ala Roushan, to present BREATHLESS, a multifaceted project that considers the urgencies evoked by today’s air crises, including a global respiratory pandemic, racial injustice (“I can’t breathe”), forest […]

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abstract black and white photo

Dense

CURATOR: GAËTANE VERNAASSISTANT CURATOR: JOSÉPHINE DENIS, TD CURATOR OF EDUCATION & OUTREACH FELLOW, 2021-2023 Toronto-based Canadian artist Sandra Brewster has been invited to create a new site-specific installation at The Power Plant. Within the scope of this project, Brewster will transform our light- flooded Clerestory into an arboreal landscape soaring across both sides of the […]

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abstract photographs

Topologies of Air

CURATOR: AMIN ALSADENASSISANT CURATOR: JACQUELINE KOK, NANCY MCCAIN & BILL MORNEAU CURATORIAL FELLOW, 2021-2023 In her first major solo exhibition in Canada, Shona Illingworth presents works that explore how space is occupied today. She probes how current modes of governance, surveillance, and weaponization are invading our interior worlds and transcending the borders of nation-states to […]

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Woman dressed warmly with snow in the background

YOU NAME IT

CURATOR: NOOR ALÉASSISANT CURATOR: JACQUELINE KOK, NANCY MCCAIN & BILL MORNEAU CURATORIAL FELLOW, 2021-2023 Swiss-Haitian artist Sasha Huber uses performance, photography, and film, among other media, to investigate colonial residues left in the environment. Her projects conceive of natural spaces—mountains, lakes, glaciers, forests, and craters—as contested territories, highlighting the ways in which history is imprinted […]

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pencil drawing of a hand

ME AS HAPPENING

CURATOR: GAËTANE VERNAASSISANT CURATOR: JACQUELINE KOK, NANCY MCCAIN & BILL MORNEAU CURATORIAL FELLOW, 2021-2023 In her first major solo exhibition in North America, Miriam Cahn presents an expansive body of work across our gallery spaces. Encompassing oil paintings and works on paper in chalk, charcoal, pastel, and watercolour—from the diminutive to the monumental—as well as […]

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woman standing carrying birds on her shoulder

As Immense as the Sky

The exhibition includes an additional image on view above Harbourfront Centre Parking – Main Entrance at 235 Queens Quay West, East Side. From a rising generation of Indigenous artists in Canada, Meryl McMaster (b. 1988, Ottawa) uses photography to explore identity and its distinct cultural landscapes with extraordinary visual impact. In this body of recent […]

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Shaped Like an Egg

For april martin the end thing is not the goal. Her practice is fuelled by systems of science, astrology, mythology and making. She creates curious objects and poetic installations transformed by materials, process, and embodied experience. This installation invokes the Three Fates with three elements, thread, ceramics and a tool (scissors) as a way of […]

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three people wearing masks

UNMASK FEAR

Part of ArtworxTO. Toronto-born, international artist Robert Young created UNMASK FEAR in response to the devastating global pandemic and the international outcry for racial justice. This critical, multiple content series features photographic portraiture and filmed stories of Black Canadians who have made remarkable contributions to community, culture and country. Robert Young’s campaign began in Washington, DC on […]

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