The Power Plant
231 Queens Quay West
January 27 - May 13
Curated by Carolin Köchling with Nabila Abdel Nabi
For more than two decades, French-Algerian artist Kader Attia has used different mediaincluding sculpture, installation, photography, and videoto develop the concept of repair as an “endless process of intellectual, cultural, and political adjustments.” At the crux of Attia’s investigation is the strategy of reappropriation, a tactic illuminated in a wide constellation of historical references, such as the writings of Frantz Fanon. Attia’s far-reaching, intersectional practice transverses historical and cultural axes, pointing to the embeddedness of power relations and the necessity of confronting acts of colonial dispossession to begin healing injured psyches and bodies. For this solo exhibitionAttia’s first in Canadathe artist will develop a context-specific work that considers a Canadian history of oppression. The installation J’accuse and the film Reflecting Memory, both 2016, will also be on view. Travels to the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, June 6–September 9.