Becoming Public Art: Temporary Programming


Event Description

Becoming Public Art: Working Models & Case Studies for Art in Public is a nine-week virtual summit presented by the City of Markham, in partnership with ART+PUBLIC UnLtd. In a series of virtual sessions open to the public, professionals in the field will present the broad range of perspectives that shape public art making today.

In Session 8: Temporary Programming, we will explore the following questions: Is it possible to achieve monumental projects within a short-term time frame? Is “now” the opportunity in a changing program? Are temporary public art projects the best solution in a constantly changing world?


Rina Greer, public art consultant

Jayne Wilkinson, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Art, with Yan Wu, Markham Public Art

Ilana Altman, Co-Executive Director, The Bentway

Tairone Bastien, Curator, Toronto Biennial of Art

Kari Cwynar, independent curator and Curatorial Advisor, Evergreen Brick Works


Janine Marchessault, Curator and Prof. School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, York University

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