The Power Plant

Art Talk with Adelina Vlas

Sat Sep 17 2022

2:00 PM

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Join us for this Art Talk with The Power Plant’s Head of Exhibitions & Publications, Adelina Vlas, who will share insights into Meriem Bennani’s science-fiction film trilogy Life on the CAPS.

In this video work, Bennani creates a futuristic version of our current realities, touching on issues related to immigration, geopolitics, diasporic identity, biotechnology, data, surveillance and privacy. In her talk, Adelina will explore the relationship between fiction and reality in this artwork, celebrating human resilience.

Addmission to this event is free.

Adelina Vlas is Head of Exhibitions & Publications at The Power Plant. She has previously worked an associate curator of contemporary art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and held curatorial positions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Canada.

Meriem Bennani was born in Rabat, Morocco. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Whitney Biennial, New York; MoMA PS1, New York; and Palais de Tokyo, Paris. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery is excited to present two moving image works by Bennani as part of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Wavelengths. On view daily between September 9 and 18, The Power Plant invites the public to experience the Canadian premiere of Bennani’s works!