|14 Nuit Blanche exhibits on extended display in Toronto |
Nuit Blanche lasts one night per year. But if you missed some exhibitions yesterday, don't fret. Perhaps you were stuck in line, or maybe a 4 a.m. last call enticed you into a Queen West watering hole. Regardless, 14 installations will stick around until October 12 (or in some cases, later) meaning you can see them all on your own schedule (and without having to wade through the hordes of people that dominated our city streets on Saturday).
New York and Paris-based artist Nuit Blanche has been taking his massive participatory project around the world since 2011. See its first Canadian stop anytime at Nathan Phillips Square, but only until Oct. 12.
Campbell's House: Your Eye Inside Out
As part of JR's curated Black White Night zone, this project will take you inside the historic Campbell house at Queen and University. It'll be open to the public from 7 a.m. until 1 a.m.
Nuit Talks: Putting the extra-in-ordinary
Learn more about JR at this documentary-style video installation. It'll be up in the city hall council chamber from 9-5 p.m. daily. But don't expect much drama because council is not in session.
There Is No Away
This sculptural installation by Toronto-based artist Sean Martindale explores the expansive amount of garbage our city tosses out every day. Check it out at 100 Queen Street West, at the east side of City Hall.
Time of the Empress
New York-based artists Anthony Aziz's and Sammy Cucher's new media installation will move from OISE to city hall. Watch their looping images of modernist buildings as the project looks at notions of "growth and decay."
refugees run the seas...
Check out this incredibly timely billboard installation at 284 Jarvis, right at Jarvis and Gerrard. Toronto-based artist Francisco-Fernando Granados found unlikely inspiration for it: the Wyclef Jean rap in Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie."
You'll start contemplating over how our city's changed in the past 50 years when you go see Luis Jacob's sculpture-based installation. It'll be on display at Allan Gardens Children's Conservatory from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Beaufort 10: Frío Estudio del Desastre
Since this installation is located outside the Westin Harbour Castle, you'll be able to see it 24 hours a day. But it may be unsettling when you walk by because Havana-based collective Los Carpinteros created what looks like a 3D explosion.
Beaufort 12: Black Cloud
Unlike other projects listed here, this one will stick around until January 3. Head to the clerestory at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery and see Carlos Amorales transformed it with 30,000 black paper moths.
Canadian artist Ekow Nimako used more than 50,000 pieces of LEGO to create a sculpture of a barn owl, a quintessential Ontario creature. Since owl sitings are rare in the city, you can always spot this one outside of the Gardiner Museum.
Toronto's Amanda McCavour used fabric from H&M's Garment Collecting Program to create a participatory installation at Union Station. Move through it at the beginning or end of your commute or from 6 a.m. until midnight.
Based on Norse Mythology, Mímir's Well is another participatory sculpture project. Located at the Queen Richmond Centre (134 Peter Street), this one is only accessible October 5-8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and October 9-12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pascale Peyret, who's from Paris, created this installation to commemorate the 400 year history of Francophonie in Ontario. View it at the Bata Shoe Museum from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily.
After relatively brief hiatus, Toronto's Sculpture Garden is back with an installation by Toronto artist An Te Liu. Solid States is also MOCCA's first pop-up exhibition and you'll be able to see it until December 6.
Sandra P. 10/4/2015