Keep your eyes peeled this month for Toronto's newest art installation - and this one has nothing to do with Nuit Blanche.
Located in a parking lot near King and Portland in Toronto's King West neighbourhood, and going by the name, "Unzipped Wall", this piece of work was initially commissioned by a Danish architectural firm in London back in 2016. It is now being reassembled in Toronto for display starting in late September and will then be moved to New York City and then it will be off to Vancouver for a permanent installation.
The installation contains 1,802 modular, stacked boxes made up of fibreglass that are stacked on top of each other than "pulled apart to form a cavity within it," effectively creating a sheltered pavilion space. Measuring 14 metres tall and stretching 12 metres wide and 27 metres long, this installation is being painstakingly pieced together for our enjoyment.
The unique design creates a space that is both free-form and structured; modular yet sculptural. This public art installation serves as both an architectural showcase and a space for unique nighttime programming and events where guests can enjoy both the inside and outer areas of the sculpture.
It won't be in the city long so get out and see it while you can!