This anniversary year, The Power Plant is thankful to all, especially our anniversary supporters who have enabled more programs, making it possible for many more visitors to participate. In addition to the support from the Hal Jackman Foundation, a generous contribution from the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund will expand our reach through important communications projects designed to attract new local, regional and national audiences. Helping this effort is NOW Magazine
, a long-standing supporter. We are also delighted to announce Porter Airlines as our official travel sponsor, helping us to further expand our national and international connections.
This year also marks the 22nd year of support from CIBC. For nine years, CIBC has been the Primary Education Sponsor of the gallery. Their commitment enables us to continue offering many of our most successful educational programs including the International Lecture Series
, whose offerings have doubled in celebration of our 25th year.
Our anniversary is also an occasion to introduce new children’s programs. This year marks a new partnership with BMO whose support has doubled the size of the Power Kids
program and has allowed us to offer it FREE of charge. We thank both BMO and CIBC for their continued investment in the gallery.
We have an exciting lineup of exhibitions and associated programs set for each season of this anniversary year. Spring opened with a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Kerry Tribe
and an innovative archive project
mining the gallery’s 25-year history. In the Fall, join us for the Toronto premiere of the world-renowned video installation The Clock
by Christian Marclay, winner of a Golden Lion for the best artist at the 54th Venice Biennale. This captivating 24-hour looped video, which plays in real time, is loaned from the National Gallery of Canada and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and made possible by the generosity of the Rapp and Smith families. Concurrently, the gallery presents Omer Fast
’s Five Thousand Feet is the Best
, also recently presented at the Venice Biennale, as part of a larger solo exhibition rounding out our exciting Fall 2012 season.
I also want to acknowledge how The Power Plant is deeply indebted to all its donors, sponsors and government partners. I thank and acknowledge the contribution of the entire staff, as well as the Board of Directors. Thank you all for your commitment.
Director, The Power Plant