The Power Plant releases new podcast In/Tension
A limited series of intimate conversations with contemporary Canadian visual artists June Clark, Ken Lum, Rajni Perera, Timothy Yanick Hunter, Michaëlle Sergile, and more premieres October 24!
Neil Price hosting In/Tension episode, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, 2023. Photo by Daria Sposobna.
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery is thrilled to announce the launch of its new podcast In/Tension, a limited series of thought-provoking and intriguing conversations with emerging, mid-career, and established visual artists from across Canada. Hosted by writer, educator, and editor Neil Price along with consultant, cultural producer and curator Diane Gistal, In/Tension aims to shed light on the breadth of the Canadian contemporary art scene and provide a platform for diverse and artistic voices to dive deep into their creative intentions and the facets of their practice.
Each of the 30-40-minute conversations features some of Canada’s most prominent and inspiring contemporary artists, including June Clark, Ken Lum, Anna Binta Diallo, Rajni Perera, Léuli Eshrāghi, and more esteemed visual artists working across a range of media. Of the 12 episodes, nine are hosted by Price in English, with the remaining episodes hosted by Gistal in French.
“It has been an extraordinary privilege to host this podcast, which features so many brilliant and remarkable Canadian contemporary artists,” said Price. “I think listeners will come away with a real sense of how these artists engage with diverse histories, identities, and experiences to render artworks that address the human condition in its broadest terms. These conversations are delightful glimpses into the inner workings, ideas, and motivations of our leading artists. I hope everyone enjoys them as much as I have.”
The conversations address topics such as creative exploration and experimentation, displacement, socio-political histories, curation and artistic collaboration, and how these issues subsequently influence and impact their respective work.
“Whether you’re an art enthusiast, student, or artist yourself, we believe you will find value and meaningful insights listening to In/Tension,” said Carolyn Vesely, Interim Director at The Power Plant. “Each episode features some of Canada’s most exciting contemporary artists, from up-and-comers to its most established, all of whom offer compelling perspectives. We can’t wait for listeners to tune in.”
This project is supported by a Digital Now grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.