Part of our Nuit Blanche exhibition area Creation : Destruction in 2019, photo by Priam Thomas
It is with a heavy heart that we've finally decided to throw in the towel on the other public projects we had planned for this year, due to COVID-19. These projects have been postponed until the spring/summer of 2021, we remain excited to have an opportunity to share them with you then. Although we hadn't announced any of our summer programming, what we had planned was a classic Art Spin-style bike tour with a number of unique, commissioned projects, as well as a really exciting multi-day film series in the Cinesphere at Ontario Place.
We, like many other organizations, have spent the last several months brainstorming new models of public presentation but a lot of our commissioned artworks, despite being presented outdoors, would end up being compromised nonetheless due to the many restrictions and challenges brought on by the pandemic, both for ourselves as an organization and for our artists. In order to stay true to these projects we've decided to postpone to a future date when we can present all of the artworks as they were conceived and hopefully for a full audience. In the interim, read on to learn how you can at least engage with our past programming through our newly designed website.
We miss you, dear audience, and not having had a chance to do what we love doing at Art Spin, has truly put into perspective not only how much we love doing it, but how much we missed sharing it with you. We really cannot wait to gather in person once again when it is safe to do so. Meanwhile, we hope you are staying healthy and active, and finding new ways to engage with culture and explore the city around us.
- Layne Hinton & Rui Pimenta
Co-Curators and Co-Directors