Erika DeFreitas, a composition for an elegy to what once was and all that remains; or, a score for the past, the present, the future tenses, video still, 2020. Image courtesy of the artist.
The Bentway commissions three Toronto-based artists for The Essentials, a public art project that asks us to examine what is essential for our urban future
September 28, 2020 – [Toronto, ON] – The Bentway travels beyond the Gardiner Expressway this fall with The Essentials, a series of art projects along the Waterfront that reflect on what we as a community collectively value as “essential” during this period of change, recovery and rebuilding.
From September to November, three Toronto-based artists will explore that which is essential now, reaffirming priorities and commitments for a post-COVID Toronto, told through novel projection-based artworks. The Essentials works to imagine and project an urban future that thrives on fundamentals, all the while asserting art’s own essential role in that evolution. Each projection is approximately 10-15 minutes in length and will be looped.