On Saturday, October 1, audiences experienced more than 170 projects from 150 artists at the 16th edition of Nuit Blanche Toronto, the city’s annual all-night celebration of contemporary art, produced by the City of Toronto and led by Nuit Blanche Artistic Director Dr. Julie Nagam, in collaboration with Toronto’s arts community. More than 35 projects will remain on display as part of the Nuit Blanche Toronto Extended Projects program, the event’s largest extended program to date.
All four exhibition areas – Etobicoke, North York, downtown and Scarborough – will feature extended projects. Highlights include:
•Avataq – Waterfront by Couzyn van Heuvelen (sponsored by Oxford Properties Group)
•Daughters of the diaspora by Destinie Adelakun (sponsored by Oxford Properties Group)
•iskocēs: okihcitāw-iskwēw-kamik ohci (sparks/embers for the leading-woman-lodge) by Cheryl L’Hirondelle
•A Scholar’s rock cut in half to reveal an outline of Lake Ontario by Ken Lum (sponsored by Concord Adex)
•Mana Moana by Michael Bridgman and Rachael Rakena (sponsored by the Waterfront BIA)
•Namahisvárri by Carola Grahn
•Saputiit – Fish Weir Skate Plaza by Mark Igloliorte
•Tailings Pool by Tsēmā (sponsored by Scarborough Town Centre)
•Untying Space_Yonge 8 Adelaide by Sun K. Kwak (sponsored by Deloitte)
•Wagari: Dabiyil, Biram – Vessel: water and sky by Artists: Sonja Carmichael, Elisa Jane Carmichael, Freja Carmichael (sponsored by Humber College)
•Why so many ties? by Ludovic Boney (sponsored by Scarborough Town Centre)
•கோலம் (Kolam): A Parallel Coexistence by Whyishnave Suthagar (sponsored by Scarborough Town Centre)
City-produced projects and those presented by some of Toronto’s leading arts institutions and event partners include 11 public art projects available for extended viewing in the area of Ethennonnhawahstihnen’ Park and Concord Park Place in North York, as well as a selection of projects and exhibits at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Toronto History Museums, The Bentway, Exhibition Place, Arctic Arts Summit & Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Onsite Gallery at OCAD University and the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre.
Many of the extended projects will be on display until Monday, October 10.