Going into its 12th year, Nuit Blanche will transform Toronto into an all-night celebration of art throughout the city. With hundreds of artists participating and over a thousand artworks on display, you can spend the entire night scouring the city for new pieces to enjoy. Here are a few of the exhibits at Nuit Blanche 2018 that we are excited to visit!
Featuring 10 different projects, this exhibit disrupt boundaries and blur borders between downtown and suburbs, centre and margins, ourselves and each other. This exhibit is aptly located in Scarborough, a diverse community with the experiences of working class immigrants and first generation Canadians influence the creativity of the population. Each project has been made by artists from Scarborough or in collaboration with members of Scarborough communities. Visit the Scarborough Town Centre and Scarborough Civic Centre to see this exhibit.
Dream Time: We All Have Stories
Inspired by the city’s latent memories of immigration, gay rights, housing, economic development, colonization and the ongoing struggle for self-definition and self-determination, these eight artworks will oscillate between ideas of the local and the international. Dream Time will transform and activate spaces and places in and around City Hall. Located within the boundaries of the former neighbourhood known as The Ward, this exhibit will use several mediums to express the countless stories that Toronto has to tell.
The Things They Carried
Located at the heart of the city, Yonge-Dundas Square will host this exhibit that focuses on the stories of immigrants in Toronto. The Things They Carried will be spread across the city for all event goers to enjoy this theme through the art in Toronto. This allows an exploration of stories and the city to get a better understanding of the immigrant journey that has influenced the neighbourhoods we occupy.
Continuum: Pushing Towards the Light
A recent addition to the Eaton Centre is the newly renovated bridge over Queen St. This bridge is the new spot where art will come to life at Nuit Blanche 2018. An ensemble of dance and circus artists will use light as a choreographic element, which will radiate through the glass walls of the bridge to fill the street with light. So if you aren’t looking to get up close and personal with Continuum, you will be able to see the vibrant colours and creative expression from street level as well!
Do Angels Exist
Through questioning the ideas of loss, grief, and regeneration, printmaker and sculptor Nadine Bariteau has created a kinetic sculpture of luminescent printed images that float above the heads of audience members as they move through the space. By creating abstract pieces that resemble dragonflies, feathers, and maple keys, the natural world will collide with the urban city. Do Angels Exist will be lit up by UV light and spread through a downtown alleyway that will allow visitors to fully immerse in the art.