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Top 3 for Nuit Blanche Toronto 2012!

It’s been seven years since Toronto’s first Nuit Blanche. I’ve been to five of them and this year will be my sixth. Overall, we can probably agree, they’ve been pretty great. The experience of being out all night – despite the often dodgy weather – seeing Torontonians absorbing visual art en masse is fantastic. Toronto City Hall, during a previous
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Nuit Blanche Toronto: In Retrospect

Last night was Toronto’s annual ‘All Night Contemporary Art Thing’, Nuit Blanche. Now in its sixth incarnation, the event has gone from inspiring wonder in audiences to inspiring complex plans on how best to navigate the crowds. Many people start out at 7 pm and go until 12 or 1, which makes sense but creates a frustrating logjam of people
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Toronto Biennale? Montreal Biennale!

Last night in Toronto’s Kensington Market, a group of about 60 or so gathered to hear two panel discussions – one on the city’s annual “All Night Contemporary Art Thing”, Nuit Blanche, and the other to discuss the idea of a Toronto Biennale. The TAAC panel last night. Image: P Elaine Sharpe. The event was organized by the Toronto Alliance
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Nuit Blanche Toronto 2010: Your Thoughts?

Did you go to Toronto’s “All Night Contemporary Art Thing” – Nuit Blanche this year? What did you think – Did you LOVE it or LOATHE it? Fujiko Nakaya’s fog installation at philosopher’s walk at Nuit Blanche 2006. Image: The organizers blocked of Yonge Street – was this a good thing? How did the art fare? Better or worse
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Nuit Blanche Preview: SMILE!

I’m not going to Nuit Blanche this year – shocking, I know. But as we were walking along Bloor street tonight (home from the awkwardly installed exhibition of excellent works by African artist El Anatsui at the ROM) we were enveloped with the sound of a beautiful song, ‘Smile’ written by Charlie Chaplin for Modern Times, emanating from enormous speakers.

Nuit Blanche Toronto: Curators & Artists Announced!

Get ready, Toronto! This year, the city’s much-loved “All Night Contemporary Art Thing”, Nuit Blanche, takes place on October 2, 2010 from 7 pm to 7 am. Agnès Winter, Monument to Smile, 2007. Image: It should be good, with a great lineup of curators, each of whom will curate a section of downtown. We have high hopes for McMaster’s
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Toronto: Nuit Blanche 2009, Part Two. Parkdale.

Artist and curator Dave Dyment curated Zone C at last year’s Nuit Blanche. Among his installations were Michel de Broin’s waterfall and Jon Sasaki’s jaded mascots at Lamport Stadium, both of which helped make Liberty Village the undeniable hit of NB 2008. Dyment is involved again this year, if rather less officially. He’s curating No Melatonin, a mini-zone in Toronto’s
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Toronto: Nuit Blanche 2009, Part One

Nuit Blanche 2009, which will take place on the night of October 3 from sunset onwards, looks to be excellent again this year. Perhaps more serious than past years, many of the pieces are designed to make you consider the meaning of your surroundings. With more performance-based work than previous years, there are lots of ways for you to get
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Sobey Art Prize Longlist & Nuit Blanche Toronto Curators Announced

1. Canada’s $70,000 Sobey Art Award has announced its longlist Stay tuned for the shortlist announcement on May 1. Ilan Sandler, Tactlility, 2005. Image: WEST COAST AND YUKON Rhonda Weppler & Trevor Mahovsky; Luanne Martineau; Keith Langergraber;Evan Lee; Julie York PRAIRIES AND THE NORTH Paul Butler; Marcel Dzama; Sarah Anne Johnson; Jon Pylypchuk; AltheaThauberger ONTARIO Shary Boyle; Christian Giroux
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VoCA Recommends…Jonathan Meese Performance in Toronto!

LIVE / Jonathan Meese Saturday, 4 October / 6 PM / $4 Members, $6 Non-Members The Power Plant The German artist Jonathan Meese. Image: Controversial German artist Jonathan Meese, whose wild, unhinged installations and performances are sometimes described as “social exorcisms” comes to Toronto for his first Canadian exhibition and performance this weekend. DO NOT MISS THIS!!