Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2015: Full program announced

The City of Toronto released the complete artistic program for the tenth edition of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, which will take place Saturday, October 3 from 6:54 p.m. until sunrise on Sunday. The 10th edition of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche will feature more than 60 contemporary art projects by Toronto’s art community and four curated exhibitions produced by the City of Toronto. This year’s 10th edition welcomes acclaimed curator Agustin Pérez Rubio (Buenos Aires) who shines a spotlight on Latin America by inverting audiences’ geographical relationship to it for his exhibition theme. Highly esteemed curator Christine Shaw (Toronto) will present her geopoetic exploration of the dynamic nature of wind at sea and on land.

Based on the findings of an Ipsos Reid survey, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2014 generated an economic impact of about $40.5 million for Toronto. The popular event held on October 4 attracted both local and out-of-town audiences, with an estimated attendance exceeding one million people and including close to 200,000 out-of-town visitors.

FULL LIST OF EXHIBITIONS!

See below a list of installations that will take place in the Financial District:

The Eyes of the Bridge, 2015

#19 – The Eyes of the Bridge, 2015
JR
Bay Street & Front Street West
JR often asks people to make faces, but some prefer to pose silently, allowing us to read in their eyes everything they have been through.
This project features the eyes of individuals who dream to be in Toronto.
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Les Bosquets in Toronto, 2015

#17- Les Bosquets in Toronto, 2015
JR
Design Exchange
234 Bay Street
Les Bosquets, reveals portraits of young people from the housing projects around Paris. Art and social uproar interweave in a still image designed to challenge the widely accepted “cliché of the ghetto.”
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Les Bosquets, 2015

#18 – Les Bosquets, 2015
JR
Design Exchange
234 Bay Street
Based on the story of Ladj Ly, the performance for the New York City Ballet (2014) and inspired by the riots in the French suburbs in 2005. JR reveals his experience in the ghetto of Montfermeil and creation of his first project, Portrait of a Generation.
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Heather Schibli

#66 – Heather Schibli
Lost Giants
Commerce Court
199 Bay Street (North Tower)
Lost Giants is a projection depicting the recorded height of Ontario’s historic pine trees, which is more than double the height of today’s mature pine. This piece is a tribute to what once was and an attempt to counter our collective ecological amnesia.
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Architech The Face of Toronto

#83 – Architech
The Face of Toronto
Richmond-Adelaide Centre
130 Adelaide Street West (Northeast corner of York Street and Adelaide Street West)
Have your photo taken and added to a compilation that will be merged into one face – the “Face of Toronto” – utilizing cutting-edge face processing technology. Symbolizing Toronto’s diversity and collective memories of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2015.
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Light Cave, 2014

#39 – Light Cave, 2014
FriendsWithYou
Drake One Fifty (Lower Patio)
150 York Street (Accessible entrance available at 181 University Street.)
The largest stand-alone sculpture by FriendsWithYou to date, Light Cave is a cathedral of the spirit. The piece utilizes color and light creating a sensory rich experience, with the purpose of joining people together.
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Maziar Ghaderi

#74 – Maziar Ghaderi
Mirada: Holographic Fire X Interactive Technology
Hilton Toronto – Tundra Restaurant & Bar
145 Richmond Street West, 647
Mirada is an interactive installation which invites four participants around a holographic campfire. Each is given a wooden relic that generates a soundscape and affects the visual characteristics of the fire in real-time — seemingly by magic.
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Pattern Study, 2015

#111 – Pattern Study, 2015
Amanda McCavour
Union Station – West Wing
65 Front Street West (Front Street main entrance, west of the Great Hall)
Pattern Study is a textile collage that explores pattern, texture and line in space. Looking closely at the structures found in textiles, this work creates an immersive environment by expanding the scale of textile structures to the scale of architecture.
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Domestic motion, 2005

#117 – Domestic motion, 2005
Olafur Eliasson
Union Station – Great Hall
65 Front Street West (Inside the Front Street main entrance in the Great Hall)
Hanging in a doorway, a curtain of acrylic glass prisms is illuminated from behind by a beam of light. Clusters of rainbow-coloured strips scan the space, embracing walls, ceiling and floor. A large mirror creates a second set of reflections.
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Park Here, 2015

#20 – PARK HERE, 2015
Katy Chey
City Hall (Underground Parking Garage)
100 Queen Street West (Accessible from ramp on Bay Street)
PARK HERE is a wordplay project. The common ‘Park Here’ signs in Toronto make it appear there are many parks, when the opposite is the reality. This installation transforms what a parking lot could be, if it was truly billed as green space. A Park. Here.
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Inside out 2011 - 2015

#13 – Inside Out, 2011 – 2015
JR
City Hall
100 Queen Street West
Inside Out is a participatory art project that allows people to have their portraits printed and pasted in support of an idea.
Starting September 28, add your face to the installation at an Inside Out photo booth truck at Nathan Phillips Square.
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Inside out Face to face to face

#14 – Inside Out: Face to Face to Face, 2015
JR
City Hall
100 Queen Street West
Participants will be invited on the night of, to come face-to-face at City Hall and make a statement with their profile.
This work puts the image back in the hands of the public in order for them to be seen and heard.
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Nuit Talks Putting the extra-in-ordinary, 2011

#15 – Nuit Talks: Putting the extra-in-ordinary, 2011
JR
City Hall (Council Chambers)
100 Queen Street West
Step into the life, intention, journey and evolving practice that is JR. With a series of short films and documentaries featuring his present and early works, 2011 Ted Prize winner JR’s narratives are explored in his gallery that is the world.
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