Unique Art Exhibits You Can’t Miss At Nuit Blanche 2018

This year the marathon will take over the city with over 75 talking point-filled art installations. Entering its 12th year, there’s going to be a lot of new things to experience.

If you’re looking for an event that will last all night and offer no shortage of creative inspiration, you need to check out Nuit Blanche this weekend which takes place on September 29 and runs till sunrise on September 30.

This year the marathon will take over the city with over 75 talking point-filled art installations. Entering its 12th year, there’s going to be a lot of new things to see. To make your Nuit Blanche experience easier, we’ve put together a list of the most interesting art exhibits you need to check out this weekend.

Continuum: Pushing Towards the Light

Continuum, created by Brandy Leary, Artistic Director of Anandam Dance theatre, will include an ensemble of dance and circus artists and a stunning light show. The most interesting part is that the performance will be taking place within the CF Toronto Eaton Centre bridge.

Walk Among Worlds

Another must-see exhibit is by Mexico’s Máximo González and consists of a multitude of inflatable globes of all sizes. This truly unique art installation represents the political divisions in the world. You can find it at Scarborough Town Centre this weekend.

Forward

If you want to experience something very different, check out Daniel Iregui’s installation Forward.  The two passaged-based exhibits invite visitors to walk through an endless tunnel featuring sound and light.

Do Angels Exist

Do Angels Exist is a kinetic sculpture of luminescent printed images that float above the heads of audience members as they move through the space. Created by the printmaker and sculptor Nadine Bariteau, the installation explores such themes as loss, grief, and regeneration. Through this work, the artist hopes to ask the public, Do Angels Exist?

Frame your Footwear: Your Shoes as Art

Inspired by the exhibition Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes, Frame Your Footwear invites guests to create a boomerang video with their chosen Nuit Blanche Toronto footwear.

birdO

This project was inspired by a small songbird that almost became extinct 50 years ago. For Nuit Blanche the artist birdO has transformed the image of this tiny creature into an epic sculpture, rising out of an abstract base. You can find it at The Drake.

From Toronto, with Love

From Toronto, with Love is a collection of 24 vintage suitcases transformed into works of art. In the past, the suitcases were used to transport medical supplies from Not Just Tourists Toronto to remote clinics in need.

Are you going to Nuit Blanche this weekend? Let us know in the comments.

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