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Extended Projects

Après Nuit

Catch up on your sleep after October 5, then revisit the following projects between October 6 – 14 and see them in a new light:

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Forever Bicycles, 2013
Ai Weiwei

A new Toronto edition of Ai Weiwei's Forever Bicycles sculpture. Comprised of 3,144 bicycles it forms a complex labyrinth-like monument to the rapidly changing social environment in China and around the globe.

Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West (At Bay Street)

Visit 24 hours a day, October 6 – 27


Garden Tower in Toronto, 2013
Tadashi Kawamata

Chairs contain memories, as if each person who sat on them left a piece of himself. This work evokes the Babel Tower myth and humanity speaking with one voice and engaged in building a better future

Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen Street East (At Church Street)

Visit 24 hours a day, October 6 – 14


PLASTIC BAGS, 2001-2011
Pascale Marthine Tayou

Today plastic bag use is being limited, prevented from further endangering the world's ecosystem and polluting the environment. This sculpture made with this consumer symbol, a sign of nomad mobility, transforms the bags into a beautiful work of art.

Bell Trinity Square, 483 Bay Street (North of Queen Street West)

Visit between 9am – 5pm, Monday through Friday, October 7 – 11


Tanks, 2013
Cal Lane

Lane's sculptures involve the cutting of lace patterns into steel oil tanks and I-beams. Alternately strong and delicate, masculine and feminine, they confuse function and ornament,turningrecycled steel into emblems of a lost industrial age.

Metro Hall, 55 John Street (At King Street West entrance)

Visit 24 hours a day, October 6 – 14


The Arctic Trilogy, 2010-2011
Janet Biggs

Travel through ice clogged waters, past polar bears and under glacier walls. Descend into tunnels formed by ever-moving glaciers and follow a woman coal miner as she works in relentless darkness in Janet Biggs' Arctic Trilogy.

Scotia Plaza, 15 Adelaide Street West (East of Bay Street)

Visit daily between 7am – 11pm, October 6 – 14


The rose is without why, 2013
Boris Achour

Achour uses a poem by Angelus Silesius, theologian and German poet of the 17th century. The poem, written with fluorescent lights, expresses a philosophical dimension and reflects upon the nature of the art and the place of the spectator.

Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West (At Bay Street)

Visit 24 hours a day, October 6 – 27

 

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