In Conversation

Vera Frenkel & Ihor Holubizky

Former curators at The Power Plant engage in a series of conversations with key artists who have exhibited at the gallery over the past twenty-five years. They will discuss aspects of Toronto’s art history, past, present and future, including transformations to artists’ practices and to institutional and curatorial models.

Vera Frenkel is one of Canada’s most influential and respected artists, working in video, audio, new media, installation, photography, drawing, and writing in a practice that interrogates abuses of power and their consequences. Her work has been exhibited internationally and was included in The Power Plant’s inaugural exhibition Toronto: A Play of History (1987) and the reconstruction of her documenta IX installation shown in Vera Frenkel: … from the Transit Bar (1994 – 95).

Ihor Holubizky is Senior Curator at the McMaster Museum of Art in Hamilton, and has held a number of curatorial positions in Australia and Canada including Curator at The Power Plant from 1987 – 88 where he worked with artists such as Geneviève Cadieux, Brian Groombridge, Antoni Muntadas, and Jana Sterbak.