Monuments for New Cities Public Art Tour with Coco Guzman- May 28
May 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
An ongoing series of onsite tours exploring selected works in the public art exhibition, New Monuments for New Cities
Tours will be held Tuesdays (6-7pm) from May 14-August 20
Each tour will be led by a different 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.
The May 28th tour will be conducted by New Monuments for New Cities artist Coco Guzman. Coco Guzman is a Toronto-based visual artist whose work addresses themes of gender and sexuality, war and protest, the invisibility of migrants and refugees, and the dynamics of exclusion and normalization. Guzman has exhibited worldwide, including at Colombia University, Chicago; The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Montreal Arts Interculturels, Montreal; and El Porvenir de la Revuelta, Madrid.
Tour leaders include: Rebecca Carbin, Art + Public UnLtd; Coco Guzman, New Monuments for New Cities artist; Quentin VerCetty, New Monuments for New Cities artist; and Kaitlin Wainwright, Heritage Toronto.
About the Exhibition
New Monuments for New Cities is a joint art exhibition with five members of the High Line Network—a group of 19 North American infrastructure/industrial reuse projects. This ambitious touring public art exhibition showcases provocative works from 25 acclaimed artists from Toronto, Houston, Austin, Chicago, and New York that explore new monuments for today’s changing social and political landscape.