Men in the Cities is a public installation found along King Street, just outside of Metro Hall. These dynamic images of contorted men and women in business attire pose an interesting juxtaposition against the constant pedestrian traffic along this strip. Most passing by hardly take notice of the images, yet the pedestrians themselves blend in with the installation unintentionally becoming part of it to any viewers on the other side of the street, the vantage point in which these photos were taken.
These images were originally taken in the 1980’s by Robert Longo, as source material for Longo’s iconic pencil drawings and now they stand here in our city three decades later as their own exhibit.
The 13 panels which make up the installation are being taken down today, the last official day of CONTACT. The Festival Wrap Party & BMW Exhibition Prize Announcement is happening this evening at The Spoke Club, 600 King St W 4th Floor starting at 6pm.