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Date:
May 14
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

The Bentway
250 Fort York Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
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Organizer

The Bentway Conservancy
Website:
http://thebentway.ca

New Monuments for New Cities Public Art Tour with Quentin VerCetty – May 14

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

An ongoing series of onsite tours exploring selected works in the public art exhibition, New Monuments for New Cities


May 14 – Quentin VerCetty
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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).

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)

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.


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). https://www.vercetty.com/

DETAILS

Date:
May 14
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

The Bentway
250 Fort York Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
+ Google Map

Organizer

The Bentway Conservancy
Website:
http://thebentway.ca