Sunrise to Sunset: Nuit Blanche 2019

Nuit Blanche Toronto

If you’ve ever wanted to stay up all night for a city-wide art crawl, Nuit Blanche 2019 is your annual opportunity! Toronto welcomes the festival back to the city on October 5th from 7 pm – 7 am (you read that time right!) in support of our vibrant arts scene. The all-night celebration brings together independent artists, galleries, and museums for an interactive and immersive experience. Nuit Blanche 2019 will feature hundreds of artists and nearly 90 projects with 9 of them remaining on display through until October 14th.

 

The theme for this year is Continuum.

“The theme follows many paths during the event – set against a backdrop of the ever-present renewal of night into day, a continuum of experience and ideas is brought to light by the participating artists.”

There’s much to discover and we’re pleased to welcome various installations to the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. If you’re planning your night out, we encourage the use of our printable parking map.  You can also plan your pre-art dining options.

Nuit Blanche 2019 in Bloor-Yorkville

Venue: Toronto Reference Library
Exhibit: Lo Fi Dance Theory – Moriyama’s Continuum

  • Artists: Avery Plewes, Wynn Holmes, Marie-Hélène Delorme
  • Medium: Interactive Installation
  • Project Type: Independent Projects

This immersive sound, video and performance project invites you to become part of a collaborative creation in the soaring spaces of Toronto’s largest public library.

Venue: The Royal Ontario Museum (in front of Queens Park Entrance)
Exhibit: Tribal Crackling Wind – Trillionth I

  • Artist: Tribal Crackling Wind
  • Medium: Performance
  • Project Type: Independent Projects

A soul-driven ritual-dance conflict-resolution device. Dancers channel energy and thoughts to generate a healing wave that goes out, invisibly, into the world.

Venue: The Royal Ontario Museum
Exhibit: It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection

  • Artist: Various
  • Medium: Exhibition
  • Project Type: Major Institutions

Explore one of the world’s most extraordinary collections of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters from rock star Kirk Hammett.

Venue: Bata Shoe Museum (Basement)
Exhibit: Non-Dance Dance Club (No one can ever dance in the same club twice)

  • Artist: Call Again
  • Medium: Multimedia Installation
  • Project Type: Independent Projects

This immersive installation takes the form of a dance club. It features an instructional video that mixes found pop-culture footage with vernacular dance clips.

Venue: Bata Shoe Museum (Third floor)
Exhibit: The Institute of Institutional Critique™ – Draft 2

  • Artist: The Institute of Institutional Critique™
  • Medium: Interactive Installation
  • Project Type: Independent Projects

The institution is inevitable. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have an opinion about it.

Venue: Bata Shoe Museum (Third floor)
Exhibit: WANT: Desire, Design and Depression Era Footwear

  • Artist: Various
  • Medium: Exhibition
  • Project Type: Major Institutions

A powerful reflection on a turbulent decade, this exhibition explores the dramatic design changes seen in footwear during the 1930s.

For more information about Nuit Blanche please visit the official event website.