Aug 19, 2019
By Andy Johnson
For 72 days, beginning September 21st, Toronto and its environs will be be transformed by exhibitions, talks and performances as, the first ever Toronto Biennial of Art kicks off.
Organizers says the plan is to make contemporary art available to everyone at no cost with the aim of galvanizing citizens, bridging communities and contributing to global conversations from a variety of perspectives.
The event includes 20 new commissions and more than 100 works installed across 10 sites on or near Toronto’s waterfront, which is one of the largest freshwater ecosystems on Earth, providing a vision for the first Biennial that’s been shaped by the water and its rich, multi-layered history.
The Biennial will bring together more than 90 local and international participants, hailing from over 40 different places including Europe, South and Central America as well Nunavut and Indigenous communities in Canada, Colombia, Mexico, and New Zealand.