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Contemporary Art Festival Nuit Blanche 2012

Contemporary Art Festival Nuit Blanche 2012

on Sep. 29, 2012 by

Nuit Blanche is a contemporary art festival taking place on the streets of Toronto during Fall and runs until the early sunrise, it is one of the most popular festivals in the city.

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My second Nuit Blanche in Toronto which is a big annual art festival throughout the city. Last year we only stayed in the Queen West area so this year I decided to check out the downtown core for its festivities.

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It was pretty cool that they closed down Yonge street and turned it into a pedestrians only area.

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I was disappointed with the attempts in the core district around Dundas & Yonge. It was more like a big artsy commercial to sell cars.

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Around 2am I headed towards Queen West. The atmosphere was so much better and the events were organized on a smaller scale, it felt more social.

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Scotiabank Nuit Blanche took place on the Saturday night of the weekend before Canadian Thanksgiving. In 2012, the event falls on Saturday, September 29, 2012.

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Discover more than 150 contemporary art projects within three zones. Some works encourage an intimate encounter with art, while others will wow you with large-scale spectacle.

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As a centrepiece to the event, the City of Toronto has produced a special exhibition of 14 projects in and below Toronto City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square. Curated by Janine Marchessault and Michael Prokopow, Museum for the End of the World will engage the audience with questions of catastrophe, collecting and catharsis.

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Under the direction of five curators, 58 temporary public art projects by local, national and international artists have been commissioned. Three of the curated Exhibitions include Open Call Projects which encourage involvement by a wide range of Toronto artists – established and emerging.

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