Wednesday, August 26, 2015

City of Toronto announces full program for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2015

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:

News Release:  August 25, 2015   

City of Toronto announces full program for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2015

The City of Toronto today released the complete artistic program for the 10th edition of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. On Saturday, October 3 from 6:55 p.m. until sunrise on Sunday, October 4, the streets of Toronto will be transformed by more than 110 art projects created by and featuring nearly 400 local, national and international artists. Details for the full program are available at A backgrounder highlighting some details about the City-produced exhibitions is available at

This year, the City-produced exhibitions will be located in familiar and new locations including around University of Toronto and College Street over to Carlton and Jarvis Streets; City Hall and down Bay Street; along the waterfront (between York Street and Parliament Street) and at key cultural organizations across the city.

"For the 10th edition, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche will transform Toronto with one of its most interactive and exciting programs yet," said Mayor John Tory. "Since 2006, the city has come alive through contemporary art for this one sleepless night, creating magical experiences and resulting in an impressive economic impact for Toronto."

"Scotiabank Nuit Blanche makes contemporary art accessible to a local and out-of-town audience of over a million people each year," said Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the Economic Development Committee. "The event has received many accolades including this year’s Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) Awards of Excellence for Public-Private Partnerships."

City-produced Exhibition Projects
This year the City-produced component features an engaging lineup of 50 contemporary art projects, which are part of the four exhibitions: Agustin Pérez Rubio's HTUOS/HTRON - The New Coordinates of the Americas; JR's Black and White Night; Christine Shaw's The Work of Wind and Che Kothari's 10 for 10th - Memory Lane.

Extended Projects in 2015
Fourteen artist projects will be extended to October 12: 
  • Aziz + Cucher's Time of the Empress; 
  • Francisco Fernandos Granados' "refugees run the seas…"; 
  • Luis Jacob's Sphinx; JR's Campbell's House: 
  • Your Eye Inside Out, Inside Out and Nuit Talks: 
  • Putting the extra-in-ordinary; Los Carpinteros' Frio Estudio del Desastre; 
  • Carlos Amorales' Black Cloud; 
  • Ekow Nimako's Silent Knight (only until October 10); 
  • Amanda McCavour's Pattern Study; 
  • Sean Martindale's There Is No Away; 
  • Michael Howatson's Mímir's Well; 
  • Pascale Peyret's EMPREINTES; and 
  • An Te Liu's Solid States. 

A complete list of times and locations is available at

Nuit Talks
A series of themed talks, scheduled to run from September 27 to October 28, offer a unique look behind the scenes of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. Featuring one-of-a-kind talks, experiences and films by remarkable artists, curators and thinkers from this year's event, Nuit Talks will be presented in partnership with organizations such as The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, AGO's First Thursdays and Art Toronto. A full list of events, speakers, locations and ticket information will be available on the website soon.

Arts community produced Independent Projects 
The arts community produced portion of the event responds to the curatorial theme of Kothari's Memory Lane and features more than 60 projects created by cultural and educational institutions, neighbourhoods, and individual artists and producers. This year is the first time this program will be produced under a curatorial vision. These exciting projects will expand the boundaries of the event and showcase the diversity of Toronto’s art communities. 

Travel packages
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2015 partners include official host hotel, The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, and official transportation partner VIA Rail Canada.

Visitors who book a two-night stay with any of the 11 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche hotel partners will receive an invitation to Behind The Nuit featuring an exclusive sneak-peek experience of JR's Black and White Night exhibition at City Hall on the evening of Friday, October 2. This special event will enable visitors to experience the work while learning about the artist and his creative process. Complete information on all travel packages and hotels can be found at

Media note: High resolution images are available at

This news release is also available on the City's website:

About Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche is Toronto’s annual all-night celebration of contemporary art, produced by the City of Toronto in collaboration with Toronto’s arts community. Since 2006, the event has featured more than 1,000 official art installations by 4,400 artists and has generated over $227 million in economic impact for Toronto. The event has received many accolades including most recently the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) Awards of Excellence for Public-Private Partnerships, Sponsorship Marketing (SMA) Award of Distinction for Festivals, Best Free Cultural Happenings in Now Magazine's annual "Best Of" poll for a seventh year in a row and number seven All-Time Favourite Festivals, Fairs and Events in Field Day's fourth annual Toronto entertainment survey. Look for information and updates at, on Facebook at, Twitter at @sbnuitblancheTO, #snbTO and Instagram at @sbnuitblancheTO, #snbTO.

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. Toronto is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

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Media contact: Anastasia Saradoc, Economic Development and Culture, 416-392-8123,

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