The Power Plant Gallery is presenting two exhibits from December through till March 14, 2012.
Coming After is a collaborative exhibit featuring both local and international artists. The works focus on queer time.
Entertainment: Selections from Midcentury Studio features the works of artist Stan Douglas
“Featuring artists from New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Toronto, and beyond,Â Coming AfterÂ is a response to the recent renewal of interest in the period from the mid-1980s to early 1990s that was decisive for North American cultural politics. This time period witnessed the (first of many) Culture Wars, the birth of â€œqueerâ€ as an identity and theory, and the rise of a direct-action AIDS activist movement â€” epitomized by ACT UP â€” fighting a new plague that was devastating communities of artists, queers and people of colour. While these years were highly traumatic, they also represented a galvanizing, dynamic moment for queer citizenship â€” one that is arguably haunting our present and our future.”
Entertainment: Selections from Midcentury Studio:
“Negotiating their hope and despair about the present and future of our world in complex and compelling ways, the artists inÂ Coming AfterÂ share a sense of themselves as part of queer genealogies and cultural lineages, with influence and affinity moving across time and space.”