March 19, 2014
by Canadian Architect
The Power Plant presents a lecture by Massimiliano Gioni, curator of the 55th edition of the Venice Biennale and Associate Director of the New Museum in New York. This lecture will take place at 7:00pm on Thursday, March 27, 2014 in the Studio Theatre at Harbourfront Centre. Tickets are $15, and free for all members of The Power Plant.
Massimilano Gioni is the Associate Director of the New Museum, New York, and the Artistic Director of the Nicola Trussardi Foundation, Milan. In 2013, he served as the Artistic Director of the 55th edition of the Venice Biennale, The Encyclopedic Palace. He has curated numerous international exhibitions, including: 10.000 Lives, the 8th Gwangju Biennale (2010); Of Mice and Men, the 4th Berlin Biennale (2006); and Manifesta 5, San Sebastian (2004).
At the New Museum, Gioni has curated large thematic shows including NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star (2013) and Ghosts in the Machine (2012). He initiated the New Museum Triennial with the exhibition Younger Than Jesus (2009) and has organized solo exhibitions by, among others, Tacita Dean, Urs Fischer and Carsten Holler. With the Nicola Trussardi Foundation, Gioni runs a nomadic museum that stages special projects in palazzos, public spaces and forgotten monuments. He founded The Wrong Gallery with Maurizio Cattelan and Ali Subotnick.
The Power Plant presents Massimiliano Gioni as a part of its ongoing International Lecture Series, which brings world renowned artists, curators and leaders in the arts to Toronto. This is an exciting opportunity to meet a curator who is at the forefront of curatorial practice. Gioni will discuss his practice, focusing on The Encyclopedic Palace, the most recent Venice Biennale.