The Power Plant

Therese Bolliger

Sun Nov 07 2021

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM


The Power Plant


On Sunday November 7 at 2PM, we invite you to our second Sunday Scene with Swiss-Canadian artist and educator Therese Bolliger, who will be offering us her unique perspectives on the work of Miriam Cahn at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.

Within the gallery spaces, Bolliger will bring us closer to understanding Miriam Cahn’s practice, as she herself creates works focusing on issues of language, constructs of time, the subjectivity of perception, cultural hybridity, and critical reception of art works.

Bolliger went to school in Basel with Cahn and holds fascinating memories of Cahn’s emergence and reception as an artist in Switzerland. It is through this particular connection, and Bolliger’s storytelling, that we will gain a layered perspective of Cahn’s practice in relation to her life experiences in the context of ME AS HAPPENING, curated by Gaëtane Verna, Director and Artistic Director at The Power Plant.

More about Therese Bolliger
Born in Switzerland, Toronto-based artist Therese Bolliger studied at the Schools of Visual Arts in Bern and Basel before moving to Canada. She held teaching positions in the School of Fine Art and Music,University of Guelph; OCAD University, Toronto; and she was a faculty member in the Art and Art History Program, a collaborative program between Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning and the University of Toronto, Mississauga. Bolliger’s three-dimensional pieces and works on paper are informed by the densely layered networks of art history, critical theory, philosophy, and literature.