ArtworxTO: I am land that remembers | Listen. Learn. Act. Zine 2nd Edition | Live @ 5 | and more
ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021-2022 is a celebration of Toronto’s incredible collection of public art and the artists behind it, creating more opportunities for the public to connect and engage with artwork in their everyday lives.
Working closely with artists and Toronto’s arts institutions, ArtworxTO is working to address gaps in the collection, such as the under-representation of equity-deserving communities and their histories, as well as geographic areas of the city where there are fewer public art works.
From fall 2021 to fall 2022 the City of Toronto is helping to deliver more than 350 new murals, installations, exhibitions, art events, performances and productions, citywide. This year, explore your city and discover creativity and community–everywhere.
This week’s ArtworxTO Highlights:
I am land that remembers Exhibit Now on View at ArtworxTO Hub SOUTH: Union
The second chapter of the I am land exhibition at ArtworxTO Hub South: Union Station, curated by Maya Wilson-Sanchez, is now open. I am land that remembers investigates how shared memories are made and the artist’s role as chronicler. Exploring monuments and archives, the exhibition questions what we remember, how we remember, and who makes those choices.
I am land is a three-part exhibition series curated by Maya Wilson-Sanchez that brings provocative and large-scale artworks to Toronto’s Union Station 61 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 2L5).
Listen. Learn. Act. Zine
Discover more about #ArtworxTO hub and pop up exhibitions in the second issue of “Listen. Learn. Act.”, an educational toolkit/zine that invites the public to take a deep dive into the conceptual underpinnings of projects and programs at ArtworxTO hub exhibitions.
Pick up your Listen. Learn. Act. Issue 002 (February – May 2022) today at any Hub location or download online.
ArtworxTO Talks, Live @ 5: All Access
Tune in this Wednesday, March 9th from 5-6pm for ArtworxTO Talks, Live @ 5: All Access. This online talk will feature speakers Ophira Calof, Writer, Performer, Producer, and Disability Consultant; Kim Fullerton, Founder of Akimbo Art Promotion and Access Visual Art; jes sachse, Artist, Writer and Choreographer and ASL Interpreters Jillian Wakarchuk and Christopher Desloges from Toronto Sign Language Interpreter Service; alongside moderators Sean Lee, Director of Programming Tangled Art + Disability and host Rebecca Carbin, ART+PUBLIC UnLtd.
Live @ 5 is a 10-part ArtworxTO-led Talks Series held on the second Wednesday of every month. Artists, experts and community leaders will discuss their recent projects and answer questions from viewers. The series will focus on how art improves and betters our lives.
Plan Your Own Public Art Tour this March Break
Use the Interactive ArtworxTO Map to discover public art near you. Use the filters to sort through artist, artwork name, type, neighbourhood, or City program and favourite all the works you’d like to visit. Create your own customized route with the GPS-enabled Interactive ArtworxTO map and email it to yourself and friends.
Community is… by Hiba Abdallah
Located at four ArtworxTO Hubs, Community is… is a site-specific text-based installation by artist Hiba Abdallah. The project aims to highlight each neighbourhood’s unique disposition through large scale text that declares and celebrates the meaning of community.
Check out Community is… at the following locations:
ArtworxTO Hub NORTH | Downsview (70 Canuck Ave, North York, ON)
ArtworxTO Hub EAST | Scarborough Town Centre (300 Borough Dr, Scarborough, ON)
ArtworxTO Hub WEST | Cloverdale Common (250 The East Mall, Toronto, ON)
ArtworxTO Hub SOUTH | Union Station (61 Front St W, Toronto, ON)
New ArtworxTO Blog Posts
Check out the recent ArtworxTO Blog post titled “Leaving Your Mark,” authored by Toronto-based artist, aspiring curator and writer, Eric Glennie Windhager. Also read “CAN WE LOOK BACK WHILE MOVING FORWARDS?” authored by Richie Evans looks at various sculptures installed as part of the International Sculpture Symposium at the Scarborough Civic Centre.
In collaboration with emerging OCADU writers and documentarians, the ArtworxTO Blog highlights public art and explores what public art means in the eyes of Torontonians and visitors. Blog posts are published on a bi-weekly basis.
Take the ArtworxTO Program Evaluation Survey
ArtworxTO wants your feedback. Have you visited an ArtworxTO Hub or participated in an ArtworxTO event or workshop? ArtworxTO would like to learn more about your experience with a 5 minute survey. Your testimonials, insights and ideas will be used towards the evaluation of the overall ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021-2022 program as well as help to evolve the 10 Year Public Art Strategy; further informing future priorities and programs.
Each week ArtworxTO offers several new programs, exhibits, performances, talks, workshops and more. Bookmark artworxTO.ca and check back often!