Decorating The City

Public art is suddenly the hottest thing on Toronto’s cultural scene. “Long forgotten are the political battles of the ’60s that confronted the installation of Henry Moore’s The Archer in Nathan Phillips Square. In such a media-intense city as we are now, a public display of significant contemporary art is seen as an innovative and necessary way to ornament existing urban space. And unlike the oversized bronze statues of a century ago, you don’t necessarily need space on the ground, either.”