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Ralph Rugoff, Director of London’s Hayward Gallery, coming to Toronto for an International Lecture Series

Ralph Rugoff

The windswept Ralph Rugoff

We got an e-mail from The Power Plant* Contemporary Art Gallery to let Brits in Toronto readers know of an upcoming program that may be of interest.

On Monday, April 16 the gallery will welcome Ralph Rugoff as a speaker in its International Lecture Series. The Power Plant’s long-running International Lecture Series brings some of today’s greatest thinkers from around the world — high-profile artist, curators, and cultural commentators — to Toronto.

Ralph Rugoff has been Director of the Hayward Gallery, a renowned contemporary art gallery at London’s Southbank Centre, since 2006. Rugoff was just announced in December 2017 as Artistic Director of the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019. He curated the 13th Biennale de Lyon in 2015, and initiated and co-curated Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast in Contemporary Art, in 2003.

Readers are invited to attend this FREE lecture, taking place at OCADU.

*Brits in Toronto lawyers made us include the disclaimer that The Power Plant should not be confused with The Power Station, and this is not a reunion tour.

The Power Station

Not The Power Plant


Open call to collaborate with British artist Michael Landy in DEMONSTRATION

Michael Landy

Michael Landy may transfer your submission into drawings for an exhibition in Toronto

Just recently, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery announced an open call to collaborate with British artist Michael Landy in DEMONSTRATION, the artist’s fall 2017 project at The Power Plant, which will be a continually evolving exhibition built with participation of the public.

The British community has been invited to participate in the creation of this collaborative work of art, vocalizing the key issues of Canada’s current social and political landscape.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? If you have an opinion on anything that impacts Canada’s social or political landscape, or affects you on a personal level, this project is for you!

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE? Submit images, words, phrases or slogans that shed light on urgent issues affecting our contemporary reality. Landy will transform selected submissions into drawings that will be installed over the course of the exhibition. Submissions will be accepted throughout the duration of the show, however those received by September 10 will be considered for the unveiling of DEMONSTRATION at its public opening on September 28.

HOW DO I SUBMIT? Send images, words, text, slogans — anything that you see or come across throughout your day that makes you feel strongly enough to protest or support — to submissions AT thepowerplant DOT ORG or simply by posting on social media using #TPPDemonstration. All the details are here.

SPREAD THE WORD! Please do share this open call information with other Brits as well as with supporters, other groups or organizations, friends, fellow advocates and art-lovers or anyone else that may be interested. Your thoughts and opinions are important, and we need to hear them!

If you need more information contact Adrianna Marling at amarling AT thepowerplant DOT ORG or call 416-954-0013.