Artist Talk with Paulo Nazareth
Fri May 20 2022
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Admission is free. Sign up HERE.
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
We welcome you to join us for an Artist Talk with Paulo Nazareth in conversation with The Power Plant's Nuyten Dime Curator at Large Carolin Köchling.
Nazareth and Köchling will do a deep dive into a discussion about our Summer 2022 exhibition, STROKE, on view at The Power Plant from 20 May until 28 August. As part of an interactive conversation with the audience, speakers will share more about the important themes and motivations behind the artist's comprehensive exhibition encompassing site-specific works, photographs of his long-duration performances, and large-scale sculptures that will be on display at Canada Square. STROKE touches upon the effects of the shock caused by racial violence on the human psyche and body, and their relationship to the land.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
STROKE, Nazareth’s first solo exhibition in Canada, presents a selection of long-term projects and a new body of work. The works highlight Nazareth’s reflections on the lasting effects of the colonial construction of the “Other” or, in the artist’s words, the construction of an “alien enemy” who is positioned outside of humanity—stemming from slavery and rooting itself in structural racism, capitalist systems, and migration politics today. STROKE touches upon the effects of the shock caused by racial violence on the human psyche and body, and their relationship to the land.
Paulo Nazareth (born in Borun Nak [Vale do Rio Doce], Minas Gerais) lives and works in Palmital (Belo Horizonte) and throughout the world. His most recent institutional solo exhibitions include those at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (2019); Pampulha Art Museum, Belo Horizonte (2018); Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK (2014); and Museu de arte de São Paulo (2013).
Recent group exhibitions include those at the 34th São Paulo Biennial (2021); Kunstverein Hannover (2020); 22nd Biennale of Sydney (2020); MO Museum, Vilnius (2019); Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2018); MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main (2018); Prospect.4 Triennial, New Orleans (2017); Remai Modern, Saskatoon (2017); Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort (2016); SITE Santa Fe (2016); Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2016); and 56th Venice Biennale (2015).