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In the News: Toronto’s Bentway will be a new platform for public art [Globe and Mail]

March 5, 2018 Arts & Culture

The Globe and Mail

MATTHEW HAGUE
SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL
PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 28, 2018

Ilana Altman is accustomed to working with some of the world’s top design firms and art galleries to make great spaces. Now she’s tasked with persuading Toronto residents to spend their spare time under a freeway.

As the director of programming for the Bentway, Ms. Altman curates the art, performances and events for this new public space under the Gardiner Expressway between Bathurst Street and Strachan Avenue. She has a unique résumé, graduating from the prestigious Princeton School of Architecture, with experience at firms including Studio Daniel Libeskind and Diller Scofidio + Renfro in New York and KPMB Architects in Toronto. Her curatorial experiences are no less impressive, having worked with the Art Gallery of Ontario and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

This is the final weekend for skating at the park, but new events are coming soon under Ms. Altman’s direction.

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