Within Adrian Blackwell's two installations, "Isonomia in Toronto? (creek)" and "Isonomia in Toronto? (harbour)," he considers what role biological, social, and political forces may play in how we gather and organize space. These newly-commissioned structures, which became meeting places throughout the inaugural Biennial, ultimately reflect the city’s shifting shoreline and changing relationships with the lake over time. Short Format Series Produced by Aliya Pabani and Angela Shackel.
In expanding dialogues around the inaugural Toronto Biennial of Art, selected artists discuss their practice and processes in a series of short format podcasts. Interviewed artists and collectives include Adrian Blackwell, Ayumi Goto, Caroline Monnet, Diane Borsato, Isuma, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Life of a Craphead, Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak, Maria Thereza Alves, Syrus Marcus Ware, and Tsēmā Igharas.
Music: LUCA; Daniel Birch, The Fugue, 2019.
Portrait: Adrian Blackwell, photo: Jane Hutton
Work: Adrian Blackwell, Isonomia in Toronto? (harbour), 2019; photos courtesy of the artist, Toni Hafkenscheid, and Toronto Biennial of Art.