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New Monuments for New Cities Public Art Tour with Kaitlin Wainwright – June 11
June 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
An ongoing series of onsite tours exploring selected works in the public art exhibition, New Monuments for New Cities
June 11 – Kaitlin Wainwright
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 June 11th tour will be conducted by Kaitlin Wainwright, Director of Programming at Heritage Toronto. Kaitlin is a public historian and Director of Programming at Heritage Toronto, a charity and City agency that promotes Toronto’s rich heritage and shares the stories of our city’s people and places. Kaitlin’s previous experience includes managing the most active plaques program in North America and cultural administration of public art and works of commemoration in Ottawa. Her writing has previously appeared in ActiveHistory, Torontoist, and TVO.org.
Full tour schedule:
May 14 – Quentin VerCetty (New Monuments artist)
May 21 – Rebecca Carbin (Art + Public)
May 28 – Coco Guzman (New Monuments artist)
June 11 – Kaitlin Wainwright (Heritage Toronto)
June 18 – Sally Han (City of Toronto)
June 25 – Michèle Pearson Clarke (City of Toronto Photo Laureate)
July 9 – Life of a Craphead – Amy Lam & Jon McCurley (New Monuments artists)
July 23 – Maggie Groat (Independent Artist)
August 6 – Susan Blight and guest (New Monuments artist)
August 20 – Ellie Joseph and Daniel Rotsztain
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.