Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto RecapLast Saturday night was one of my favourite annual Toronto events - Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. I have been going to Nuit Blanche since I moved back to Toronto almost eight years ago and it fast became one my never-miss events. It's an all-night celebration of contemporary art and the Toronto itself - two of my favourite things!
Over the years, I have seen some amazing installations and some that just made me scratch my head. I always strive to visit at least ten large installations and if I enjoyed half of them, I call the night a success. I usually see more than ten, stopping along my way at small renegade installations that dot the city's major walkways.
|Escape from Reality
|On Tilt: 30 Air Dancers in a Parking Lot by Charles Bierk and Spencer Cathcart
|Park Here, 2015 by Katy Chey
|Inside Out, 2011-2015 by JR
Some of the highlights for me was getting my picture taken the week before and being a part of The Inside Out Project installation at Nathan Phillips Square. Unfortunately due to the rain, the installation was not open. It is one of the extended installations, so I'm hoping it will open this week so I can find my picture. I also enjoyed the dome located at the ROM. It was an amazing film projection installation and I could've spent my whole night inside the dome. I also really enjoyed Black Cloud at The Powerplant Gallery. This installation is extended so I'm looking forward to visiting again and getting a closer look without all the crowds.
|Les Bosquets in Toronto, 2015 by JR
|Time of the Empress, 2012 by Aziz + Cucher
|Beaufort 12: Black Cloud, 2007 by Carlos Amorales
|Light Cave, 2014 by FriendsWithYou
|Light Cave (detail), 2014 by FriendsWithYou
P.s!: There are several installations that have extended runs. So if you didn't get a chance to go to Nuit Blanche or missed one of these pieces, there is still time to check them out!