Scotiabank Photography Award Longlist Announced

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The eighth annual Scotiabank Photography Award, the largest peer-nominated and peer-reviewed celebration of excellence in Canadian contemporary photography, revealed the 11 artists on its 2018 longlist today, vying for the $50,000 prize. 

The 2018 longlisted artists include:

  • Moyra Davey, Toronto, Ontario, and New York, New York;
  • Rosalie Favell, Ottawa, Ontario;
  • Pascal Grandmaison, Montréal, Québec;
  • Thaddeus Holownia, Jolicure, New Brunswick;
  • Sarah Anne Johnson, Winnipeg, Manitoba;
  • Shelagh Keeley, Toronto, Ontario;
  • David McMillan, Winnipeg, Manitoba;
  • Dawit L. Petros, Montréal, Québec;
  • Greg Staats, Toronto, Ontario;
  • Althea Thauberger, North Vancouver, British Columbia; and,
  • Stephen Waddell, Vancouver, British Columbia.

"We believe at Scotiabank that the arts make our communities richer and we are proud to support our Canadian photographers," said Barb Mason, Chief Human Resources Officer, Scotiabank. "Photography as an art form challenges our thinking by exposing us to new ideas, people and places, and this year's selection provides us with amazing point of views. Congratulations to all 11 longlisted artists."

A group of esteemed members of the Canadian arts community put forward their nominations that make up the 2018 longlist. The nominators include:

  • Claude Baillargeon, Associate Professor of Art History, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan;
  • Julie Crooks, Assistant Curator, Photography, Art Gallery of Ontario;
  • Sarah Fillmore, Chief Curator & Deputy Director, Programs, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax & Yarmouth, Nova Scotia;
  • Sandra Guimarães, Director of Programs & Chief Curator, Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan;
  • Jaimie Isaac, Curator, Indigenous and Contemporary Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba;
  • Luce Lebart, Director, Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario;
  • Philip Monk, Former Director, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Ontario;
  • Brian Sholis, Executive Director, Gallery TPW, Toronto, Ontario;
  • Gaëtane Verna, Director, Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario;
  • Meeka Walsh, Critic, Writer & Curator, Editor, Border Crossings, Winnipeg, Manitoba; and,
  • Scott Watson, Director, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Head & Professor, Art History, Visual Art & Theory, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia. 

See full details of the announcement here.

 1983 Kisangani Zaire, 2015  A photographic wall installation of 27 photographs taken in 1983 in Kisangani, Zaire now the Democratic Republic of Congo.  10 ' high x 40 ' length  Commissioned by the Power Plant, Toronto, Canada for the exhibition : The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding / Decoding.  Curated by Gaetane Verna and Mark Sealy. With Terry Adkins, John Akomfrah, Sven Augustijnen, Shelagh Keeley, Steve McQueen and Zineb Sedira.  24 January - 18 May 2015

1983 Kisangani Zaire, 2015

A photographic wall installation of 27 photographs taken in 1983 in Kisangani, Zaire now the Democratic Republic of Congo.

10 ' high x 40 ' length

Commissioned by the Power Plant, Toronto, Canada for the exhibition : The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding / Decoding.

Curated by Gaetane Verna and Mark Sealy. With Terry Adkins, John Akomfrah, Sven Augustijnen, Shelagh Keeley, Steve McQueen and Zineb Sedira.

24 January - 18 May 2015

Stamps Gallery - The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding/Decoding

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Stamps Gallery, University of Michigan

September 8 - October 14, 2017

Exhibition information here.

  In Winter 2015, The Power Plant presented  The Unfinished Conversation  , an exhibition which took as its point of departure the work of cultural theorist Stuart Hall, who devoted his life to studying the interweaving threads of culture, power, politics and history. Featuring the work of artists Terry Adkins, John Akomfrah, Sven Augustijnen, Steve McQueen, Shelagh Keeley, and Zineb Sedira, the exhibition invites viewers to consider how meaning is constructed; how it is systematically distorted by audience reception; and how it can be detached and drained of its original intent to produce specific or slanted narratives. This exhibition was previously on view at Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal from 21 September - 31 December 2016.

In Winter 2015, The Power Plant presented The Unfinished Conversation, an exhibition which took as its point of departure the work of cultural theorist Stuart Hall, who devoted his life to studying the interweaving threads of culture, power, politics and history. Featuring the work of artists Terry Adkins, John Akomfrah, Sven Augustijnen, Steve McQueen, Shelagh Keeley, and Zineb Sedira, the exhibition invites viewers to consider how meaning is constructed; how it is systematically distorted by audience reception; and how it can be detached and drained of its original intent to produce specific or slanted narratives. This exhibition was previously on view at Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal from 21 September - 31 December 2016.

2015 Group Shows

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Poetics of Space, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

Border Cultures: Part Three /security, surveillance, Art Gallery of Windsor, Canada

The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding / Decoding, The Power Plant ,Toronto, Canada

In Order to Join, Goethe Institut Mumbai and the Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai, India

Notes on Obsolescence, The Power Plant, September 2014 - May 2015

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Opening September 19, 2014 at The Power Plant, Toronto.

The Power Plant is pleased to present a commissioned project by Toronto-based artist Shelagh Keeley. Keeley will create a new wall drawing that will envelop the gallery's clerestory walls. 

For her installation at The Power Plant, Keeley will create a new wall drawing that will envelop the clerestory walls. Her drawings on these grand canvases are the remnants of her corporeal action and articulate the moment and gestures of her body. Keeley’s drawings act as performative objects. They emerge from choreographed gestures as they relate to the limits and conditions of a bound space.

More info here.

The Unfinished Conversation, Group Show, The Power Plant, January - May 2015

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Opening Party, Friday, January 23, 2015, 8pm

The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding/Decoding is a group exhibition of work that will examine the physical manifestations and the mind-set of specific visual dynamics of the post-WW II era. 

Artists: Terry Adkins, John Akomfrah, Sven Augustijnen, Steve McQueen, Shelagh Keeley, and Zineb Sedira.

Curators: Mark Sealy and Gaetane Verna

More info here.

2013 Group Shows

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Current

Sarai Reader 09:The Exhibition, curated by Raqs Media Collective, Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, India

Upcoming

May 1 - August 25, 2013

Here and There: Photography and Video Works on Immigration, curated by Gaëlle Morel. Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto

December 1, 2013 - March 9, 2014

In Order to Join, curated by Swapnaa Tamhane and Susanne Titz, Director, Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach, Germany