Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Over the last 50 years Toronto’s public art landscape has grown dramatically, embracing new artists, mediums, policies and funding sources. However, this development has been concentrated in particular neighbourhoods and has prioritized certain forms of practice over others. This map shows who has access to the vast majority of the artwork and who does not. It also illustrates what type of work has received the most support.
We invite you to explore and help complete this evolving map by identifying areas in need of public artworks. What does public art mean to you? What can it look like in the future?
The Artful City is a project uniting many of Toronto’s cultural and educational institutions who share a commitment to supporting healthy and imaginative cities. This cumulative research, as well as the public feedback collected over the course of the AGO installation, will be presented in May 2017 at the Public Art; New Ways of Thinking and Working symposium organized by York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design.
Organized by the The Artful City and the Art Gallery of Ontario
This exhibition is free admission
Above text and image from ago.net.
This was a morning well-spent. Excellent seminar and field trip with diverse in-subway examples and little-known info about the artists and their pieces from the 1970s onwards.
Cheated a bit by leaving the subway to see Michael Awad in Telus House.