• Artist: Artists Protest Projects
  • Medium: Projection
  • 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.

Location

Gladstone Hotel

  • Address: 1214 Queen St. W.
    Exterior, north wall
  • Public Washrooms: Yes
  • Physical Access: Wheelchair accessible
  • Content: Adult language

The Project

“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.

The Artist

The Artists Protest Project collective was initiated to give voice to contemporary artists whose work expresses political content.

Acknowledgements

The Artists Protest Projects collective would like to thank the following for their support: Terry Hughes, Adam Thompson, Jordan MacLachlan, Jenn Goodwin, Miss Bold, The Gladstone Hotel, Samara Gallery, Schem Rogerson, Andrew Harwood, James Fowler and Jacqueline Benyes.