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The Power Plant is proud to present an evening with writer and curator Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. at the Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre

TORONTO, ON (Sept. 23, 2010) The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre is very excited to provide a platform for internationally-recognized writer and curator Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev to speak about her practice and to do research in Toronto as the Artistic Director of dOCUMENTA (13).

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev was the Chief Curator at the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art in Turin from 2002 to 2008 and the Artistic Director for the 16th Biennale of Sydney (2008). From 1999 to 2001 she was Senior Curator of Exhibitions at PS1, Contemporary Art Center, New York. While there, Christov-Bakargiev presented the first retrospective exhibition on Canadian artist Janet Cardiff. As a writer, she has been interested in the relations between historical avant-gardes and contemporary art.

Christov-Bakargiev is now based in Rome, Turin and New York. The Power Plant brings her to Toronto, where she will talk about her latest project, dOCUMENTA (13). dOCUMENTA is one of the most important recurrent, multi-venue reviews of international contemporary art (alongside the Venice Biennale). Initiated in 1955, it is staged every five years in Kassel, Germany, where a range of venues, indoors and out, play host to all of the exhibitions that comprise this event as it spreads across the entire city. dOCUMENTA (13) will take place in the summer of 2012, from June to September.

The gallery presents Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev as a part of its ongoing International Lecture Series, which brings world renowned artists and art professionals to Toronto. As well as organizing her lecture on Oct. 6, The Power Plant will facilitate visits between Christov-Bakargiev and other galleries, artists, curators and writers here in the city. “Exposing international curators to the best of Canadian art is one of the important ways in which The Power Plant advocates for Canadian art an international arena,” says Director of The Power Plant Gregory Burke. For example, the gallery introduced Roger M. Buergel to the work of Canadian artists Lois Jacob and Annie Pootoogook. Buergel later featured both artists in dOCUMENTA (12) in 2007. The gallery looks forward to welcoming Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev to Toronto this year.

Ticket Information

FREE Members, $12 Non-Members

Call the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416.973.4000 to purchase/reserve tickets.

Please note: reserved Members’ tickets will be released for resale if not picked up by the start of the lecture.

For more information on exhibitions and all public programs at The Power Plant, call 416-973-4949 or visit

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre
231 Queens Quay West, Toronto

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$6 Adults
$3 Students / Seniors
FREE Wednesdays from 5-8 p.m.

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Tuesday to Sunday 12-6 p.m.
Wednesday 12-8 p.m.
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Harbourfront Centre is an innovative, non-profit cultural organization which provides internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture, education and recreation, all within a collection of distinctive venues on a 10-acre site in the heart of Toronto's downtown waterfront.

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