Monuments for New Cities Public Art Tour with Rebecca Carbin – May 21
May 21 @ 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 21 tour will be led by Rebecca Carbin. Carbin is Principal and Founder of Art + Public UnLtd. Rebecca established Waterfront Toronto’s award winning art program, which she managed until April 2018. As Public Art Officer at City of Toronto from 2004 to 2011, she opened up the public art program to artists working in different media and at different stages in their careers.
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.
About Rebecca Carbin
Rebecca Carbin is Principal and Founder of Art + Public UnLtd. Rebecca established Waterfront Toronto’s award winning art program, which she managed until April 2018. She has worked with clients and agencies on both sides of the Atlantic including Art Gallery of Ontario, Seneca College, City of Ottawa in Canada and Artangel, BBC, Public Art Development Trust in the United Kingdom. As Public Art Officer at City of Toronto from 2004 to 2011, she opened up the public art program to artists working in different media and at different stages in their careers. In 2014 Rebecca founded I Heart Your Work Art Futures, an artwork production concept that brings a quasi-kick-starter approach to contemporary art patronage. Rebecca holds a Masters in Contemporary Curating from Goldsmith’s College, UK.