Thursday, August 25, 2016

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2016 program announced

The all night "Less Sleep, More Art" Festival coming this October is ready to return, sans Scotiabank title sponsorship, and set the city free with approximately 90 contemporary art projects.
Starting Saturday, October 1 at 6:58pm and running until sunrise on Sunday, October 2 the works by over 300 artists, Canadian and international, will also feature four City-produced exhibitions with "an engaging lineup of 33 contemporary art projects. The exhibitions and curators are: "OBLIVION" from Janine Marchessault and Michael Prokopow, "Militant Nostalgia" from Paco Barrágan, "And the Transformation Reveals" from Camille Hong Xin and "Facing the Sky" from Louise Déry."

"Nuit Blanche Toronto creates significant cultural and economic energy in our City," said Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the Economic Development Committee. "By making a wide spectrum of contemporary art accessible and enjoyable for everyone, it is as much a celebration of our diversity as it is a showcase for the creativity of our talented artists."

A number of extended projects will be available until October 10: Oblivion, Death of the Sun, PNEUMA and Ocean. Here are a couple of projects that I look forward to seeing.

Fallen Water – Niagara Escarpment, 2016 at Brookfield Place.
Portals at the Drake.

I will have to review their lineup in more detail to check out my preferred pieces which I intend to visit. Plus I look forward the festival goers that get into the spirit of the night and become art as well. Bikes lit up is a group that I hope I to personally see riding around the streets of Toronto, I will start getting my own bike ready in September.
Hopefully we will also see the return of the anti-Nuit Blance - Les Rues Des Refuses and the Renegade Rave Parade.

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