Scotiabank Nuit Blanche—a free all-night contemporary art event—was first unleashed in 2006. From sunset to sunrise, Torontonians venture out with excitement onto the city’s streets looking for art, entertainment, and visual encounters.
The 10th annual Scotiabank Nuit Blanche took over city streets on Saturday, October 3rd in downtown Toronto. The city was once again transformed into a living art galleria. This year, fortunately, the rain let up early in the evening, but left behind gusty winds. After scouring the downtown core for hours, I was faced with longer lines and larger crowds than past years, missing several of the exhibitions that I would have liked to experience. Later, I went to Toronto’s Waterfront! There the winds were more intense—belligerent gust pushed me forward a bit, but I kept going towards my destination: the visual arts encounter. I was delighted to run into a range of contemporary art works, which I enjoyed the most; the slideshow below displays some of the treasure trove of visual encounters.
For me, one of the winners of the night was “Beaufort 3: Glaciology, 2013/2015”—a performance installation. Artists were rolling on the ground hugging each other, using the movements of glaciers through the city for 12 hours. This is what artists do for the love of art and their cause!
I would love to hear your thoughts about your experience at Nuit Blanche.