Monuments for New Cities Public Art Tour with Quentin VerCetty – May 14
May 14 @ 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 14th tour will be conducted by New Monuments for New Cities artist, Quentin VerCetty. Quentin VerCetty is an award winning visual storyteller and art educator whose work uses speculative narratives including Afrofuturism to address issues of representation, immigration, decolonization, and the lack of what he terms PDAA: Public Display(s) of Appreciation for Africa(ns).
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.