‘untitled (1982-2007), beirut/new york’ by walid raad, 2008 courtesy the artist and paula cooper gallery, new york

not quite how I remember it

the power plant contemporary art gallery toronto, canada june 7th – september 1st , 2008

curated by helena reckitt,  senior curator of programs, ‘not quite how I remember it ‘ is a group exhibit ‘highlighting forms of re-enactment and reconstruction’. this subject matter is explored through the work of an international selection of artists. the works on show delve into the artist’s role of makers and recounters of history. the artists in the show look at the past’s affects on the present through montage, sampling and remixing. the works in the show represent different perspectives and span a wide range of events, places and time periods. while the show focuses on looking into the recent past, one is left with the question of how our present will be represented in the future.

the show features the following artists:

diane borsato (canada) gerard byrne (ireland) nancy davenport (canada) felix gmelin (sweden) sharon hayes (usa) mary kelly (usa) nestor krüger (canada) michael maranda (canada) olivia plender (uk) walid raad (lebanon/usa) dario robleto (usa) michael stevenson (new zealand) kelley walker (usa)  lee walton (usa)   http://www.thepowerplant.org

'not quite how I remember it' at the power plant gallery ‘bombardment’ (from ‘the apartments’ series) by nancy davenport, 2001 courtesy of nicole klagsbrun gallery

'not quite how I remember it' at the power plant gallery installation view of ‘in the near future’ by sharon hayes, 2005- courtesy of the artist (photo: rafael goldchain)'not quite how I remember it' at the power plant gallery ‘in the near future’ by sharon hayes, 2005- courtesy of the artist

'not quite how I remember it' at the power plant gallery ‘weekend campus’ (from ‘campus’ series) by nancy davenport, 2004 courtesy of nicole klagsbrun gallery

'not quite how I remember it' at the power plant gallery installation view of ‘I miss everyone who has ever gone away’ by dario robleto, 2008 (photo: rafael goldchain)

'not quite how I remember it' at the power plant gallery ‘three performances (after joseph beuys, marina abramovic, bonnie sherk)’ by diane borsato, 2008 courtesy of the artist

'not quite how I remember it' at the power plant gallery installation view of ‘flashing nipple remix, #1’ by mary kelly, 2005 courtesy of postmasters gallery, new york (photo: rafael goldchain)

'not quite how I remember it' at the power plant gallery ‘1984 and beyond’ by gerard byrne, 2005-07 courtesy the artist and lisson gallery, london

'not quite how I remember it' at the power plant gallery ‘the fountain of prosperity’ by michael stevenson, 2006 courtesy the artist