Toronto's Nuit Talks series offers a unique look behind the scenes of Nuit Blanche, featuring one-of-a-kind talks, experiences and films by artists, curators and thinkers from this year's event. Now in its sixth year, Nuit Talks boasts an impressive line-up from September 27 to October 28.
Sunday Scene with Christine Shaw
Sunday, September 27 from 2 to 3 p.m. Free.
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
231 Queens Quay W.
Nuit Blanche curator Christine Shaw (Director/Curator of the Blackwood Gallery and Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Visual Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga) will discuss Carlos Amorales' Black Cloud project at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. Co-presented with The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.
Across the city with curators *
Wednesday, September 30, 6 to 8 p.m. Free.
Pick-up and drop off location: 100 Queen's Park.
Curators from this year's Nuit Blanche will travel on a specially commissioned trolley to a site within their exhibition and describe the genesis of their projects. This tour offers a special behind the scenes look at how city, site, history, ideas and art come together to create the event.
Featuring: Agustin Pérez Rubio, Christine Shaw and Che Kothari.
Space is limited; reserve a seat http://ow.ly/S83Tj.
Wednesday, September 30, 8 to 10 p.m. Free.
Pick-up and drop off location: 100 Queen's Park.
Artists from this year's Nuit Blanche will travel across the city on a specially commissioned trolley and discuss their projects in the context of different Toronto sites. The city becomes the backdrop to the work artists create in response to day-to-day life.
Featuring: Ivan Morison, Catherine Chan and Carolina Caycedo (from Colectivo Cambalache).
Space is limited; reserve a seat http://ow.ly/S83Q6.
*Regarding both trolley tours
Seat holders: Lineups for the trolley begin 30 minutes prior to departure time at 100 Queen's Park. Ticket holders who arrive later than 15 minutes prior to departure, unless already on the prior trolley tour, may lose their seats to those in line waiting for rush seats. At the end of each tour, the trolley will return to 100 Queen's Park.
Trolley capacity: Forty seats available. Seating assignments will be on a first come, first served basis.
Rush seats: A limited number of rush seats may be made available on day of the event, beginning 10 minutes prior to departure. Rush seat tickets are not guaranteed.
Pre-Nuit Sneak Preview at AGO First Thursdays
Thursday, October 1, 7 to 11:30 p.m.
Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas St. W.
19+ (ID required). Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.
General admission advance tickets: $12/$10 AGO members.
At the door: $15/$13 AGO Members.
This continued partnership with the AGO includes an artist talk with internationally acclaimed artist JR http://www.jr-art.net/ and moderator Sol Guy https://instagram.com/solguy/ (from 8 to 9 p.m.); Nuit Blanche project previews by artists JR, Ekow Nimako http://ekownimako.com/Home.html , Lisa Myers http://lisarosemyers.com/home.html, and Christof Migone http://www.christofmigone.com and Marla Hlady http://www.marlahlady.com/; pop-up talk with Christof Migone and Marla Hlady; and a headlining DJ set from k-os http://www.k-osmusic.com/, as well as DJ sets from Rollie Pemberton (formerly Cadence Weapon) and DJ General Eclectic.
It is Difficult – Keynote Lecture with Alfredo Jaar
The Power Plant International Lecture Series
Friday, October 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. Free.
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queen’s Quay W.
Reserve tickets http://www.thepowerplant.org/ or call 416-973-4949.
A unique talk by world renowned artist Alfredo Jaar, who will present a selection of recent public interventions realized around the world and a selection of his canonical works, including A Logo for America. Nuit Blanche curator Agustin Pérez Rubio, curator and artistic director of Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA), will respond to Jaar’s presentation and facilitate questions. Co-presented with The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.
Nuit Talks: Putting the extra-in-ordinary
Saturday, October 3 from 6:55 p.m. to 7:18 a.m. (during Nuit Blanche). Free.
City Hall (council chamber), 100 Queen St. W.
A meaningful engagement. Step into the life, intention, journey and constantly evolving practice that is the artist, JR. With a series of short films and documentaries featuring his present and early works, 2011 Ted Prize winner JR's narratives are explored in his gallery that is the world.
This project is extended from Sunday, October 4 to Monday, October 12, but re-locating to City Hall (rotunda), 100 Queen St. W. and viewable 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Power Talks http://www.thepowerplant.org/ProgramsEvents/Programs/Power-Talks.aspx - Carlos Amorales: Black Cloud
Saturday, October 24 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, 255 Front St. W.
Art Toronto admission is required. For more information visit http://ow.ly/S83HW.
Artist Carlos Amorales’ large scale installation, Black Cloud, will be on view at The Power Plant and is one of the 14 extended projects from Nuit Blanche this year. It consists of 30,000 black moths cut out of paper. Amorales will address Black Cloud within the context of his artistic practice including his Liquid Archive, a digital database of images he has been building since 1998.
Co-presented with The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery and Art Toronto.
Carlos Amorales: A Film Trilogy
Wednesday, October 28, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square, 350 King St. W.
Free for Power Plant members, $12 for non-members. Visit thepowerplant.org or call 416-973-4000 to purchase tickets.
The Canadian premiere of Carlos Amorales’ recently completed film trilogy, curated by Nuit Blanche curator Christine Shaw. Amorales’ films begin with a rigorous research process, which in addition to infusing the works with life and substance, place each project within a particular historical and political narrative. The films will be introduced by Shaw, followed by a Q&A with Amorales. Co-presented with The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. Program: Amsterdam (2013, 21 minutes), The Man Who Did All Things Forbidden (2014, 40 minutes) and The Eye Me Not (2015, 50 minutes).
A series of themed talks scheduled to run from September 27 to October 28, offer a unique look behind the scenes of Nuit Blanche.
This year is made up of one-of-a-kind talks, experiences and films by remarkable artists, curators and thinkers from this year's event. Nuit Talks includes partnerships with organizations such the The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, AGO's First Thursdays and Art Toronto.
A full list of events, speakers, locations, ticket information will be available soon.