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Will Kwan: A Park for All

September 15, 2018 to October 01, 2018

Artist Will Kwan's text installation will be visible along the stretches of the industrial retaining walls of Toronto's Don River. Kwan's work speaks to the intersection of audience and public space, to community expectations for urban parks in general and for the Don River Valley Park in particular.

Kwan's artworks always begin with research into his surroundings, leading to projects that examine the role of institutions in shaping economic and cultural realities. In this case, using a striking blue that mirrors the sky, Kwan’s text challenges the conception of ownership in a public space and instead reclaims the space as a common good.

Kwan has watched the transformation of the Don River Valley and its surrounding neighbourhoods closely, and has taken a keen interest in the area's revitalization and re-naturalization efforts.

His project builds from these observations and questions about the nature of "publics." The resulting piece is both provocative and humorous, outlining the ways in which endlessly differing (and sometimes opposing) groups and individuals occupy Toronto and its parks.

Time: This installation is open to the public at all times. It will be on view for approximately five year
Venue: Lower Don Trail
Location: Toronto, ON
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Categories: Arts & Culture

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