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Fall 2018 Public Art Tour: Philip Cote
October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Meet at the entrance of Fort York Visitor Centre
The Bentway’s Fall 2018 season and public art exhibition, If, But, What If? explores what could be, what perhaps should be, and what may never be within our ever-evolving city. Looking back, what critical historical moments changed Toronto’s trajectory? Moving forward, what radical acts will help to shape the future for the city’s people, places, and more?
Join us each week in October (October 4, 10, 18, and 25) for a series of tours exploring selected works in the public art exhibition, If, But, What If?. Each tour will be led by a different local Torontonian – artists, designers, planners, community members and active urbanists – who will reflect on the artworks, The Bentway’s layered histories and potential futures, as well as the city itself. The tour leaders will lead participants throughout The Bentway and interpret the site and works based on their own expertise and interests. Topics may include Toronto’s built form, its natural resources, its networks of infrastructure as well as its many communities.
About Philip Cote
Philip Cote of Moose Deer Point First Nation is a Young spiritual Elder, Indigenous artist, educator, historian and Traditional Wisdom Keeper. He is engaged in creating opportunities for art-making and teaching methodologies through Indigenous symbolism, traditional ceremonies, history, oral stories, and land-based pedagogy. His art and teaching philosophy evolves from his practice of experiential learning and the transmission of Indigenous Knowledge. Philip has shared his knowledge with numerous institutions from York University, the Art Gallery of Ontario, University of Toronto, OCAD University, Peel District School Board and the TDSB. Philip is also a tour guide with “First Story” since 2005 providing an Indigenous history of Toronto covering the last 13,500 years and as far back as 130,000 years.