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Start:
November 1 @ 8:00 am
End:
February 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Website:
http://www.thebentway.ca/art/

Venue

The Bentway
250 Fort York Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
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The Bentway Conservancy
Website:
http://thebentway.ca

If, But, What If? – 2018 Fall Season Public Art Exhibition

November 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - February 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Exhibition extended to February 18, 2018

The Bentway’s Fall 2018 season and public art exhibition explores what could be, what perhaps should be, and what may never be within our ever-evolving city. Looking back, what disruptions have historically allowed for substantial changes to Toronto’s trajectory? Moving forward, what radical acts can contribute to an improved or unexpected future for the city’s people, places, and more?

The artists included in this multi-media exhibition explore Toronto’s past, present, and possible futures through a diverse set of projects that respond to the city’s built form, its natural resources, and its networks of infrastructure. Many of the projects transcend time as they weave together forms and traditions that are significant to Toronto’s ongoing evolution. Additionally, the artworks on view implore us to consider the way in which we commoditize our city and the visual and verbal language with which we choose to define our buildings and ourselves.

Using the open-ended tools of community conversation, collaborative incubation, and imaginative projection, the works in this exhibit behave like The Bentway itself. They identify possibilities and boldly pose alternatives to the accepted — or seemingly inevitable — future of Toronto as a growing metropolis.

“If, But, What If?” includes works from Michael Awad (Toronto), Steven Beckly (Toronto), Wally Dion (Upstate New York / Haudenosaunee territory), Mani Mazinani and Sanaz Mazinani (Toronto and San Francisco), Alex McLeod (Toronto), Sans façon (Calgary), and Jon Sasaki (Toronto).

Green Hills Discovery – Alex McLeod

The Gardiner Expressway, Lakeshore Boulevard, and the Bentway, 2018 – Michael Awad

Every Building from A Defunct Liberty Village Factory, Rotated Vertically – Jon Sasaki

Shift – Mani Mazinani and Sanaz Mazinani (to November 30)

Iconic Site (#5) – Sans façon

8-Bit Wampum – Wally Dion

Earthbound – Steven Beckly (to October 28)

WATERLICHT – Daan Roosegaarde (October 12, 13, 14)

DETAILS

Start:
November 1 @ 8:00 am
End:
February 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Website:
http://www.thebentway.ca/art/

Venue

The Bentway
250 Fort York Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
+ Google Map

Organizer

The Bentway Conservancy
Website:
http://thebentway.ca