The Nuit Blanche lineup for 2019 has been announced and there is plenty to see in the downtown core. These exhibits will be free for viewing on Saturday, October 5th starting at sunset.
Lunar Garden @ Nathan Phillips Square
In 2016 Director X brought a giant sun to City Hall. This year, New York artist David Arsham is bringing the moon for his Lunar Garden exhibit. The 30-foot orb will light up a Japanese-inspired Zen garden. Lunar Garden will paired with an original score from Canadian musician Charlotte Day Wilson. The extended exhibit will be on until October 14th.
If you’re still keen to see Director X’s work this year, he’s bringing the earth to the Ontario Science Centre this Nuit Blanche for his Life of Earth exhibit.
Raptors Exhibit @ Queen & Bay
The #WeTheNorth Raptors became #WeTheChamps in June, but in October the party will still be going strong. The Toronto Raptors have sponsored an exhibit Peace to the Past, Reach for the Future by Toronto artists, Bryan Espiritu and Esmaa Mohamoud. The artists will create an 18-foot sculpture honouring the NBA champions and the diverse communities that support them.
Chasing Red @ the CF Toronto Eaton Centre Bridge
See the northern lights by the Eaton Centre. “Chasing Red”, an exhibit from Toronto artists Bekah Brown, is an interactive simulation of the Northern Lights. In Anishinaabe culture, the northern lights are a manifestation of Spirit Moon, the first moon of the year. “Chasing Red” will create a space of solace while honouring Indigenous cultures. There will be a ceremonial performance viewable from Queen St. at 7:00pm and at 6:30am.
Kaleidoscope: A Social Media Trinity @ Drake 150
The Drake 150 is again hosting an interesting and interactive exhibit. Artist Alejandro Figueroa will create a human-sized Kaledoscope from a live feed of “the social media trinity”: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Call My Name @ Wilfred Laurier Toronto
One hundred photographs, a tree and hundreds of lanterns. “Call My Name” from Zahra Saleki will make you think about the value of human life. To honour the lives of children who’ve died in wars in the Middle East, visitors will be invited to write on the lanterns with the word “She could have…” or “He could have…” on them.