previews

  • Walid Raad, We Decided to Let Them Say ‘We Are Convinced’ Twice (detail), 1982–2008, one of nineteen archival ink-jet prints on paper, each 17 x 22".

    “Not Quite How I Remember It”

    The Power Plant
    231 Queens Quay West
    June 7 - September 1

    Curated by Helena Reckitt

    This thematic group exhibition—featuring recent work by thirteen international artists, including Diane Borsato, Gerard Byrne, Mary Kelly, and Michael Stevenson—examines the malleable nature of historical memory. These artists re-create, appropriate, and refashion a diverse set of archives and artifacts to interrogate the concept that, as William Faulkner noted, “the past is never dead. It's not even past.” Reenactment has been a hot topic in recent years, but this show's dynamic mix of time- and object-based works (video, performance, photography, sculpture), as well as its catalogue with smart essays by curator Helena Reckitt and art historian Johanna Burton, indicate that it will not be just another rerun.