We live in a world obsessed with excess.
You don’t need to look far to find it. Coffee cups are growing, the iPhone screen gets bigger each season, and lest we forget our recent fascination with the capital-B butt.
Naturally, the art world keeps a close eye on the pulse of culture. Which leads us to this year’s Power Ball theme: Appetite for Excess.
For those not in the know, Power Ball 2015 is Toronto’s hottest annual art party. Each year, leagues of well-coiffed art types flock to the lakeside Power Plant gallery for a night of installation art, performances and, of course, dranks. Proceeds are funnelled right back into the operation of the Power Plant, Canada’s leading public gallery devoted to contemporary visual art.
As for the theme, elements of excess will be a common thread between the art, performances and menu. As organizers put it, “Every corner of The Power Plant will expose a multitude of thought-provoking excesses.”
What exactly will that look like? You’ll have to buy a ticket to find out. We sat down with renowned American artist Jennifer Rubell to get the scoop on her installation piece, but Rubell was careful not to give too much away.
“My starting point was thinking about Toronto,” she said. “The title of the performance piece is So Sorry, which was inspired by my first experiences visiting here and the elevated sense of politeness I noticed. People were constantly paying attention to my feelings, my space, my existence as a person — that’s vastly different than my experiences of New York.”
Take a look at all the happenings from last year’s Power Ball in the video below:
Tickets to the Power Ball 2015 are still available, so be sure to grab ’em while they last here.