New Monuments: Public Art Tour with Coco Guzman
New Monuments for New Cities:
Public Art Tour with Coco Guzman
May 28, 6-7pm
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 to 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 28th tour will be conducted by New Monuments for New Cities artist Coco Guzman. Coco is a Toronto-based visual artist whose work addresses themes of gender and sexuality, war and protest, the invisibility of migrants and refugees, and the dynamics of exclusion and normalization. Coco has exhibited worldwide, including at Colombia University, Chicago; The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Montreal Arts Interculturels, Montreal; and El Porvenir de la Revuelta, Madrid.
Public Art 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 – Michele 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)