The Power Plant

Cross Circuits with Miles Gertler

Sat Mar 16 2024

2:00 PM

Free Admission

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Aria Dean, Abattoir, U.S.A.!, 2023. Installation view: Abattoir, U.S.A.!, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, 2023. Photo: Henry Chan.

Aria Dean, Abattoir, U.S.A.!, 2023. Installation view: Abattoir, U.S.A.!, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, 2023. Photo: Henry Chan.

Join us for the Cross Circuits program with a Toronto-based visual artist and co-director of Common Accounts, Miles Gertler! Gertler will explore the connection between Aria Dean's video work, Abattoir, U.S.A.! and the Western modernist historiography that examines the slaughterhouse and its attendant technologies.

Miles Gertler is a visual artist and co-director of Common Accounts, a studio for design inquiry. Originally trained in architecture, his work in image and sculpture is animated by under-the-radar aesthetic histories and an interest in speculation. He is Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream at University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, and studied architecture at Princeton University. Gertler’s work and writing has been featured in Perspecta, e-flux, 032c, PIN-UP, Frame Magazine, Neo2, El Pais, The Cornell Journal of Architecture, The Globe and Mail, The Architectural Review, and the Avery Review, and has been exhibited at MOCA (Toronto), the MMCA (Seoul), the Seoul Museum of Art, The Canadian Centre for Architecture, Art Jameel (Dubai), Azkuna Zentroa (Bilbao), The Cube Design Museum (Kerkrade), The Venice Architecture Bienniale, The Bienal de Arquitectura Española, The Istanbul Design Biennial, The Seoul Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism, a83 gallery (New York), and Corkin Gallery. Gertler was a 2023 resident at Palazzo Monti in Brescia, Italy, and has been a board member at Mercer Union, A Centre for Contemporary Art, since 2019.

Photo by Kirk Lisaj. Courtesy Miles Gertler.

Photo by Kirk Lisaj. Courtesy Miles Gertler.