The Power Plant

Creative Time Summit: Of Homelands & Revolution

Thu Sep 28 – Sat Sep 30 2017

6:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Opening Night | The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
231 Queens Quay West

Day 1 | Koerner Hall
273 Bloor St. West

Day 2 | Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas St. West


The Creative Time Summit is an annual convening for thinkers, dreamers and doers working at the intersection of art and politics.

For 2017, the Creative Time Summit presents Of Homelands and Revolution from 28 - 30 September, co-produced with The Power Plant, in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Ontario. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Wanda Nanibush, Elizabeth Mpofu, Syrus Marcus Ware, and Srećko Horvat are amongst over 80 international and Toronto-based participants.

Through presentations, performances, and breakout conversations, Of Homelands and Revolution—the 10th in the Summit series—will explore both the geopolitical and intimate connotations of home, from exile, displacement, violence, and refugeeism on the global scale to the everyday and extraordinary realms of domestic life and hospitality. And, in consideration of the centennial of the Russian Revolution, the Summit will also look back at the many forms of radical sociality, aesthetics, and anti-capitalist organizing that it has inspired, particularly in light of the resurgence of neoliberalism and the global turn to the right today.

Summit 2017, held at Koerner Hall, invites participants to consider the many-layered political and aesthetic understandings of home alongside social movements—revolutionary ones at that—which have sought to summon a broader dream of social justice.

The second day of the Summit, held at the Art Gallery of Ontario, features over 30 conversations, workshops, and interactive walks. Sessions were selected via an open call to the Greater Toronto Area and Summit advisors.

For a full list of participants and schedule, click here. The Creative Time Summit Of Homelands and Revolution is curated by Nato Thompson, Sally Szwed, Gaëtane Verna, and Josh Heuman.




Creative Time, the New York based public arts non-profit, is committed to working with artists on the dialogues, debates and dreams of our time. Creative Time presents the most innovative art in the public realm, providing new platforms to amplify artists voices, including the Creative Time Summit - an international convening at the intersection of art and social justice. Since 1974, Creative Time has produced over 350 groundbreaking public art projects that ignite the imagination, explore ideas that shape society, and engage millions of people around the globe. The non-profit that since its inception has been at the forefront of socially engaged public art seeks to convert the power of artists’ ideas into works that inspire and challenge the public. Creative Time projects stimulate dialogue on timely issues, and initiate a dynamic experience between artists, sites, and audiences.


Thursday, 28 September, 8 PM – 11 PM Kick-Off Party & The Power Plant Fall 2017 Opening Party
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, 231 Queens Quay West

Friday, 29 September, 10 AM – 6 PM Creative Time Summit: Of Homelands and Revolutions – Presentations
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. West

Saturday, 30 September, 10 AM – 6 PM Creative Time Summit: Of Homelands and Revolutions – Breakout Sessions
Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. West


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