The Power Plant’s Summer 2022 exhibitions spark conversations on global displacement, the environment, and structural inequalities
Paulo Nazareth, Untitled [BOLEA] (THE RED INSIDE series), 2018. Photo printing on cotton paper, 67.5 x 90 cm. Courtesy the artist and Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brussels, New York.
On view from May 20, 2022, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery is excited to announce its Summer 2022 season, which includes solo exhibitions by Paulo Nazareth and Hiwa K; BREATHLESS, a group exhibition within an outdoor pavilion; and a series of public artworks by Paulo Nazareth and Sandra Brewster outside The Power Plant and along the waterfront. With exhibitions that encompass sculpture, installation, video, photography, sound, and performance, The Power Plant seeks to engage visitors this season in conversations on global displacement, the environment, and structural inequalities.
Paulo Nazareth and Hiwa K both stage collaborative, multidisciplinary projects that examine the colonial construction of the “Other.” Paulo Nazareth travels on foot throughout the Americas and the African continent, cultivating relationships with the people he encounters, while Hiwa K traces the powerful connections between migration, geopolitics, and armed conflict through the lens of his own migratory path.
Urgent contemporary issues are further explored in BREATHLESS, with an ecosystem of artworks and temporary architecture concerning today’s air crises. By contrast, Sandra Brewster’s first public sculpture offers an antidote in the form of a place to rest, reflect, and unburden oneself.