IN VIEW - East End Arts - Future Danforth
Walter Segers and Lilliput Gallery (Make Love Not War Installation at August Kinn, 1374 Danforth Avenue)
ARTIST: Walter Segers
THEME: Future Danforth
PROJECT: MAKE LOVE NOT WAR
Together with Lilliput Gallery, Walter presents a movable doll house consisting of still 2D images and 3D altered toys titled MAKE LOVE NOT WAR. Each room in the house will tell a unique story that reminds us to make ‘love’ instead of ‘war’. The future of the Danforth is bright, with a vision of love instead of war, he develops a cohesion for the neighbourhood community.
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The Artists Protest Resistance
Artist: Artists Protest Projects
Project Type: Independent Projects
Neighbourhood: West Queen West
Projecting images, GIFs and videos onto public surfaces, contemporary artists will express themes of protest and resistance.
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Exterior, north wall
“The Artists Protest Resistance” will ask audiences to consider how the province of Ontario and the city of Toronto are under siege from major political forces. Many artists are concerned about the erosion of hard-won, democratic, community standards here. Global political currents are trending towards the decimation of human values, too. If the time for action is at hand, how are artists to respond? A vital mode of expression for artists in voicing their concerns is their artwork. Venues for political forms of expression must extend beyond studio walls and art-gallery spaces. Thus the collective Artists Protest Projects was born. Participating artists range from well-established to emerging. "The Artists Protest Resistance" will also be presented at a second location: Samara Contemporary at 156 Augusta Ave. in Kensington Market.
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Both of these exciting Nuit Blanche installations feature the work of Akin MOCA alum and current Akin River artist Walter Segers. Walter Segers is a visual artist who emigrated from Belgium in 1993 and currently lives and works in Toronto. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design University in 2008. He finished his year long residency at Museum Of Contemporary Art Toronto (MOCA) on September 30, 2019 where he worked on various photo-based projects.