Nuit Blanche has been reimagined for a virtual experience starting Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. and running until Oct. 12.
The annual contemporary art installation event, usually presented in the streets of Toronto over one night, is to be delivered via five streams of programming in digital format:
Nuit in Your Neighbourhood presents 23 augmented and virtual reality (VR) experiences are created by more than 20 commissioned artists.
Nuit Live presents a 12-hour live stream of 20 commissions and existing artworks is created by close to 50 national and international artists. Participating major institutions are 401 Richmond, the Aga Khan Museum, Bata Shoe Museum, East End Arts, Gardiner Museum, Humber College, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, MOCA – Toronto, North York Arts in partnership with Cinematoscape, and the Royal Ontario Museum.
Nuit Talks examines and showcases the art and artists involved in Nuit Blanche alongside broader conversations about public space and art within the new social order with artists from Canada and abroad. The virtual Nuit Talks series is hosted by the University of Winnipeg with support from the Doris McCarthy Gallery and the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough.
Nuit History provides online access to images, videos, curatorial text and artist information from the inaugural 2006 event through to 2019. More than 1,600 art projects will be represented in the archive, and new content from Nuit Blanche alumni artists and curators will be added.
Nuit Podcasts presents conversations with artists, elders, arts leaders and scholars from around the globe to uncover the stories and connections between cultures, communities and the environment 10 curated podcasts.
Get the full program details online at toronto.ca/nuitblanche.
Nuit Blanche Online is funded by the City of Toronto and the Government of Ontario.