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May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
The launch of the Spring/Summer 2019 season and New Monuments for New Cities exhibit will be marked with a Monuments Summit, uniting the Toronto-based New Monuments for New Cities artists with select compatible artists from the participating U.S. cities.
This day-long public event that will introduce the public to the New Monuments exhibition, the contributing artists from several participating cities, and the issues the exhibition raises. The day will be structured around a series of conversations and participatory activities, asking the public to reflect on the same set of questions raised by the artists and to engage in a collective dialogue about issues of representation, civic histories and monumentality.
Participating artists and thinkers include Susan Blight, Coco Guzman, Life of a Craphead (Amy Lam and Jon McCurley), Quentin VerCetty, as well as Dan Bergeron, and American artists Eric J. García (Chicago), Teruko Nimura and Rachel Alex Crist (Austin), Chris Pappan (Chicago), and Paul Ramírez Jonas (New York), plus Philadelphia-based Monument Lab. Additional panelists and presenters to come.
New Monuments for New Cities exhibition
- DIY poster-making workshop with artist Dan Bergeron (drop-in)
- Reflecting Authority research workshop with Monument Lab (drop-in)
1:00 – 1:10 pm — Dan Bergeron workshop introduction
1:10 – 1:15 pm — Opening remarks
1:15 – 1:30 pm — Presentation by Philip Cote
1:30 – 2:30 pm — New Monuments for New Cities panel with artists Life of a Craphead (Toronto) – Amy Lam and Jon McCurley, Susan Blight (Toronto), Chris Pappan (Chicago), and Paul Ramirez Jonas (New York). Moderated by Ana C. Traverso-Krejcarek, Manager of the High Line Network.
2:30 – 2:40 pm — Performance by Ian Kamau
2:45 – 3:00 pm — Dan Bergeron workshop introduction
3:00 – 3:30 pm — Reflecting Authority interactive discussion with Monument Lab
3:30 – 3:40 pm — Performance by Ian Kamau
3:45 – 4:45 pm — New Monuments for New Cities panel with artists Quentin VerCetty (Toronto), Coco Guzman (Toronto), Eric J. Garcia (Chicago) and Teruko Nimura (Austin). Moderated by Ilana Altman, Co-Executive Director, The Bentway.
4:50 – 5:00 pm —Closing remarks
About The High Line Network
Presented by Friends of the High Line, the High Line Network is a group of infrastructure reuse projects—and the people who help them come to life. As cities become denser and land for traditional parks becomes scarce, citizens are finding creative ways to bring greenspace to their neighborhoods. Projects in the High Line Network transform underutilized infrastructure into new urban landscapes. Redefining what a park can be, these hybrid spaces are also public squares, open-air museums, botanical gardens, social service organizations, walkways, transit corridors, and more.
The High Line Network is made possible by the founding support of The JPB Foundation. Additional funding is provided by Amanda and Don Mullen.