Collaborating with the Land: Artistic Approaches to Material
250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 1A9, Canada
This summer, The Bentway presents Beyond Concrete, a series of public art, performances, parties, and conversations. Join us under the Gardiner to explore how Toronto’s unique urban nature and built environment can co-exist, collide, and collaborate.
Collaborating with the Land: The Material Practices of Leeroy New and Genesis Báez
Leading artists from The Bentway’s summer season Beyond Concrete discuss their approach to constructing speculative futures from the materials of past and present. Featuring Leeroy New, Genesis Báez, and moderated by Bentway Senior Manager of Programming, Anna Gallagher-Ross.
Presented in partnership with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and DesignTO.
About the Artists
Leeroy New (b. 1986, General Santos City, Philippines) is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice overlaps and intersects with different creative industries: costuming, filmmaking, theatre, public installations, product design, and performance. This inclination to move across different modes of creative production has become the spine of his practice, driven by concepts of world building, hybrid myth-making, and social change.
Genesis Báez is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Born in Massachusetts, Báez grew up in both the Northeast U.S. and Puerto Rico. Working primarily with photography, her work considers how people relate to place, community, and imagination. Báez holds an MFA in photography from Yale University, and she has exhibited her work internationally. She is a 2022 NYFA/NYSCA Fellow in Photography, the recipient of the 2022 Capricious Photo Award, and a 2023 recipient of the Lighthouse Works Fellowship.
Accessible and all-gender washrooms are available on site.
This site is wheelchair accessible.
This event takes place outdoors and may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.
For more information on The Bentway's summer season, visit thebentway.ca
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