The Power Plant - 231 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8
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The 1990 exhibition Commitment took its title taken from German critic Theodor Adorno’s essay of the same name. The group show addressed the following questions: how does a contemporary artist attempt to produce an effective critical/cultural practice – a political practice – within a history of artists who have revealed the gallery/museum’s matrix of social, economic and political relations? How does an artist with a social and political conscience work within the very confined institutions of art?
This 44-page softcover catalogue features images of work by the exhibiting artists. Also included is an exhibition essay by curator Tom Folland.
Author(s): Tom Folland
Publisher: The Power Plant
The Power Plant is Canada's leading art gallery devoted exclusively to contemporary art by artists from Canada and the world. We aim to share art with wider audiences through free admission to our exhibitions, public programs, and educational publications.