Nuit Blanche all-nighter shines a light on creativity in Scarborough and downtown, 10 projects remain on display through October 8

Last night and into the early hours of Sunday, residents and visitors filled the streets of downtown Toronto and parts of Scarborough to explore contemporary art for the 13th edition of Nuit Blanche Toronto.

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TORONTOSept. 30, 2018 – Last night and into the early hours of Sunday, residents and visitors filled the streets of downtown Toronto and parts of Scarborough to explore contemporary art for the 13th edition of Nuit Blanche Toronto.

Audiences experienced more than 75 projects from 400 artists that ranged from performance art and interactive instillations to sculpture, mixed media and beyond. Ten projects will remain on display through October 8.

Highlights from the night included the following exhibits:

  • 250 text-based images projected onto the façade of the Scarborough Civic Centre (“Everything I Wanted to Tell You” by Hiba Abdallah)
  • 200 square metres of jute fabric hanging outside of Toronto’s City Hall (“Radical Histories” by Ibrahim Mahama)
  • 20 police cars forming a barricade along Bay Street (“On Flashing Lights” by Brendan Fernandes)
  • 3,000 globes forming an accumulation of different worlds (“Walk Among Worlds” by Máximo González)
  • a 13-metre-high tower, featuring an Arabic translation of “Prairie Greyhounds” (1903), by E. Pauline Johnson(Tekahionwake) (“Mirrors of Babel” by eL Seed)
  • 2,000 dumplings sold by vendors representing a variety of nations (“International Dumpling Festival” by Ken Lum)
  • 80,000 Lego pieces used to create a two-metre-tall Black child warrior (“Cavalier Noir” by Ekow Nimako, Director X)

As part of the Nuit Blanche Toronto Extended Projects program, the following 10 projects will remain on display from Sunday, September 30 through Monday, October 8 at the following downtown and Scarborough locations:

Walk Among Worlds by Máximo González sponsored by Scarborough Town Centre.
During mall operating hours, Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Dr.

Everything I Wanted to Tell You by Hiba Abdallah
From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily at Scarborough Civic Centre, Rotunda, 150 Borough Dr.

Cavalier Noir by Ekow Nimako and Director X
From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily at Scarborough Civic Centre, Rotunda, 150 Borough Dr.

Mord’iim by MEDIAH
During TTC operating hours, Scarborough Centre station

Universal Language by Shalack Attack
During TTC operating hours, Lawrence East station

Natural Love by Planta Muisca
During TTC operating hours, Midland station

little g by Javid Jah
During TTC operating hours, Kennedy station

AM I OKAY? by Tabban Soleimani
During TTC operating hours, Ellesmere station

an initial aversion to the plight of the sufferer (Pietà) by nichola feldman-kiss
From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, podium roof, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

Preserved by Gayle Chong Kwan
From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily, decommissioned Bay Street ramp, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

Further details on viewing times for the extended projects can be found at http://www.nbto.com/.

Nuit Blanche Toronto has fostered cultural engagement for 13 years, making contemporary art accessible to a mass and diverse audience. Official attendance and economic impact figures for Nuit Blanche Toronto 2018 will be released in November. Plans are already underway for the 14th edition of the event.

High resolution images from the event and extended projects are available at https://bit.ly/2ntEgyN.

About Nuit Blanche Toronto
Nuit Blanche Toronto is the city’s annual all-night celebration of contemporary art, produced by the City of Toronto in collaboration with Toronto’s arts community and funded by the Government of Ontario and Tourism Toronto. Since 2006, this award-winning event has featured almost 1,490 art installations by approximately 5,200 artists and has generated over $355 million in economic impact for Toronto. Information and updates are available at http://www.nbto.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/nuitblancheTO, on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/nuitblancheTO, on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/nuitblancheTO. The event hashtag is #nbTO18.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/TorontoComms, on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/cityofto or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/cityofto.

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