The Power Plant

Film and Lecture: Vivian's Garden and Stefan Benchoam

Sat Oct 20 2018

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM


John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design
University of Toronto, 1 Spadina Crescent.

Photo courtesy of Frieze.

This is a co-presentation by The Power Plant and the University of Toronto's MVS Proseminar Series.

The program begins with a screening of Vivian's Garden (dir. Rosalind Nashashibi; 30 min.; colour; stereo), a documentary about Suter and her mother, and "takes a close and dreamy look at their artistic, emotional and economic lives, with their extended householders: Mayan villagers as guardians and home help, and an assortment of dogs, it offers a tender look at an instance of post-colonial complexity."

Following the film, Stefan Benchoam, an artist and co-founder of Proyectos Ultravioleta, a contemporary art space based in Guatemala City, who is familiar with the art of Vivian Suter and Elisabeth Wild will speak. The program will conclude with a Q&A period.