Membership Card Commissioning Program

The Power Plant’s Membership Card Commissioning Program began in 2009, with Members receiving a designed Membership Card featuring artwork by the first Commissioning Program artist, Kelly Mark. Cards in subsequent years featured the work of Derek Sullivan, Jennifer Murphy, Ryan Brewer and AA Bronson, Vasco Araújo, Patrick Bernatchez, Ulla von Brandenburg and Maria Hupfield. The Membership Card Commission for our 2018/19 Season is by Kader Attia, one of the artists featured in the gallery’s Winter 2018 Exhibition Season.

Kader Attia creates works that explore the notion of repair as both a physical and symbolic act. His first Canadian solo exhibition The Field of Emotion brought together recent and newly commissioned works that confront us with traumas of the past and their spectres in the present. In this context, repair does not mean to fix things in order to return them to their original state. On the contrary, Attia’s works point to the fact that wounds and injuries of the past never disappear: they seek repair endlessly.

Kader Attia (born 1970 in Dugny, France) lives and works in Berlin and Paris. Solo exhibitions of Attia’s work have been organized at SMAK, Ghent (2017); Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, Australia (2017); Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (2016); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2013); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2013); Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2012); The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (2007); and Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, France (2006). His work has been shown in numerous group exhibitions around the world at venues including the Leopold Museum, Vienna (2016); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2016); MoMA, New York (2012); and multiple biennials, including the Venice Biennale (2017 and 2003); Sharjah Biennial (2017); Marrakech Biennial (2016 and 2014); dOCUMENTA, Kassel, Germany (2012); and Lyon Biennial (2005). In 2016 Kader Attia was awarded with the Marcel Duchamp Prize and the prize for the best exhibition of the year from the Deutsche Internationale Vereinigung der Kunstkritiker (AICA), and recently the Joan Miró Prize (2017).

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Image: Kader Attia, Traditional Repair, Immaterial Injury, 2014. In situ sculpture, variable dimensions. Metallic staples, concrete. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Blaise Adilon