The Power Plant

Sunday Scene with Magdalyn Asimakis

Sun Feb 26 2023

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Free admission

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Sunday Scene
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Photo by Henry Chan

Join us for a Sunday Scene art talk with an independent curator and writer Magdalyn Asimakis! In the Sunday Scene Magdalyn will be discussing the group exhibition in parallel, which showcases six artists from Toronto and the surrounding area whose works share the common theme of resistance against oppressive forces. ⁠

Magdalyn Asimakis is a curator and writer based in Toronto. Her artist-focused practice explores embodied experience in relation to Western display practices and methods of knowing, and inquires into frameworks of display, presentation, and governance. She has organized projects with Gallery 44, Mercer Union, Critical Distance Centre for Curators, Art Gallery of Ontario (ON), the Kitchen, Abrons Art Center, The Whitney Museum (NY), and College Art Galleries (SK). She has also held positions at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Wedge Curatorial Projects, and Cooper Cole, and is currently the Executive Director at Images Festival. In 2018 she co-founded the project space and curatorial collective ma ma, and in 2020, the artist residency X in Residence, both based in Toronto. Magdalyn is also an active writer and academic, a practice that is shaped by her time at the Whitney Independent Study Program, and currently a Ph.D. candidate at Queen’s University. She has contributed to exhibition catalogues for the New Museum, SFMoMA, and the Art Gallery of Ontario, and art magazines such as Brooklyn Rail, Art Papers, Canadian Art, and Artforum. She has co-edited two publications: That I am Reading Backwards and Into for a Purpose, To Go On: (Whitney Museum of American Art, with Alexandra Symons Sutcliffe and Jared Quinton) and A Big Heritage with a Glorious Past (Critical Distance Centre for Curators, with ma ma/Heather Canlas Rigg).