A Piece of a City


A Piece of a City is a neighbourhood-based curatorial initiative commissioned for Toronto’s Art of the Danforth Festival (May 20 – June 10th, 2012). The project brings together a group of emerging and mid-career artists to envision a series of site-specific installations and performances that address the interlocking themes of locality, community & contemporary art practice.

Over the course of the festival, neighbours will encounter contemporary art projects daily and unexpectedly, through art installations and performances that move, evolve, interact, and live in the architecture and landscape along this stretch of the Danforth.

Our program encourages the community to witness and contribute to a creative exchange: whether that involves a quick game of hopscotch while crossing the street; taking a photo using one of many disposable cameras installed along our zone; or exchanging type-written notes with neighbours under a community message tree. A Piece of a City invites you to experience how some artists have been making the city their own, and we welcome you to be part of this inspired exchange.

Visit the official A Piece of a City website to see details and documentation from all of the artist projects!

About the AOD Festival
Art of the Danforth
is a 21-day multidisciplinary arts festival held along Danforth Ave East between Greenwood Ave and Woodbine Ave in Toronto. This year’s festival will host 4 curatorial zones, each zone produced by a commissioned curatorial collective.

A Piece of a City Project is curated by east-end artists Annie Onyi Cheung and John Loerchner & Laura Mendes of Labspace Studio. It runs from Coxwell to West Lynn Ave in Zone B of the festival.

“Forget Twitter – this tree talks” – R.M. Vaughan, Globe and Mail (June 1, 2012)