The Ministry of Artistic Affairs
Insider:  Kerry Tribe at The Power Plant
Insider: Kerry Tribe at The Power Plant
April 3rd, 2012 7:00pm - April 3rd, 2012 9:00pm
Join the Ministry at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery for a special viewing of the film works of Kerry Tribe and a discussion with the museum curator, Melanie O'Brian.

What goes through the mind of someone who can only hold thoughts in his head for 20 seconds? This is the kind of question that artist Kerry Tribe explores in her films, videos and installations. Splitting her time between Los Angeles and Berlin, this Boston-born artist mines themes of memory, identity and perception in her artworks which seek to understand the fragile nature of human perception. Toronto's prestigious Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery will mount an exhibition in April 2012 of many of Tribe's most important and compelling installations. This selection of works will offer a broad look at the artist's practice and her ongoing interest in memory. Often working with multiple projections and timed loops, her use of the literal mechanics of the moving image suggests that the medium is capable of mirroring processes of comprehension, memory and doubt.

Tribe's highly original meditations have been exhibited widely since she graduated with her MFA from UCLA in 2002; her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at many important international museums such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, the Generali Foundation in Vienna, Kunst Werke in Berlin, and Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst in Gent and it has been collected by institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, The Hammer Museum, and the Generali Foundation.

The Ministry of Artistic Affairs is pleased to invite members to an exclusive viewing of Kerry Tribe's exhibition at The Power Plant for a tour lead by the museum's curator, Melanie O'Brian. O'Brian will explain the ways in which Tribe's work attempts to unpack the problems associated with human perception, subjectivity and doubt. After this discussion, during which questions and debate about the issues raised by the work will be encouraged, members will be welcome to spend time with the films in the exhibition. As this event will take place after normal operating hours, members will be able to experience the time-based pieces in relative seclusion and quiet.

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
231 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2G8
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