The fifth edition of Nuit Blanche is back celebrating contemporary art where artists transform Toronto for one sleepless night. I am downtown all the time for school and interning at Reel Asian, but it is so amazing to go to Nuit Blanche and see my city like never before. The event takes place tomorrow, October 2, from 6:67pm-sunrise. There are over hundreds of artists’ works on display and from experience, I didn’t get to see everything even after staying out the whole night! If you’re having trouble deciding where to go, here are some artists you might want to check out.
Some Enchanted Evenings. Fujiko Nakaya
A Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 5th year Retrospective Exhibition
Whimsical Wabi-sabi. Michael Clarke, Anne Kobayashi, Robert Oey
KortuneFookie. Jean-François Lacombe, Christian Desjardins
All Night I Mourned Myself. John Shipman, pamela Williams, Zhang Xing
DRIFT 2010. David Frankovich, Anda Kubis, John Shipman
The Japan Foundation, Toronto
MYSTIC CLAY PAD. Susan Card, Serek Chung, Dallas Card
_scape with 6 and 7, 2009-2010. Annie Onyi Cheung
Kinoko: Suddenly in the Dark, a Teahouse. Casey Wong, Sorlie Madox
Tsunami, Horses and Civilization. Carla Susanto
The Night Watch. Stephanie Comilang
If anyone is looking for inspiration for arts-related projects (like me), or just for an awesome night out, then this is the place to be. Nuit Blanche is one of my favourite events in Toronto and I’ll definitely be there again this year! For more information, visit the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche website.