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Scotiabank

June 03, 2015 12:05 ET

Toronto's Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Announces Exhibition Titles, Locations and Travel Packages for 10th Edition

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - June 03, 2015) - The City of Toronto today announced exhibition titles and locations, as well as some of the artists who will present projects at the 10th edition of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. On Saturday, October 3, more than 130 contemporary art projects will be exhibited across the city for 12 hours from sunset to sunrise.

The 10th edition of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche will feature the following four City-produced exhibitions.

HTUOS/HTRON - The New Coordinates of the Americas
Agustin Pérez Rubio (Buenos Aires), renowned art historian, critic and curator, is curating the exhibition "HTUOS/HTRON - The New Coordinates of the Americas," stretching from the University of Toronto and College Street over to Carlton and Jarvis Streets. Based on a 1943 drawing by Joaquin Torres Garcia, "Inverted America," this exhibition inverts the pan-American peninsula, removes its boundaries, reverses the flow of time and presents 12 projects that subvert the hegemonic geo-political ideology of our time. This exhibition includes Alfredo Jaar (Santiago) with "Music (Everything I know I learned the day my son was born)" and Tania Brugera (Havana) with "Tatlin's Whisper, 2015."

Black and White Night
Internationally acclaimed artist JR (New York/Paris) presents the event's first-ever artist exhibition "Black and White Night" with the majority of projects featuring Torontonians located in and around City Hall and down Bay Street. Projects include "Inside Out," which has become a social phenomenon worldwide and the Canadian premiere of JR's new film "Les Bosquets," which is a personal, in-depth exploration of one of his first exhibitions "Portrait of a Generation."

The Work of Wind
Christine Shaw (Toronto), director/curator of the Blackwood Gallery and lecturer at the University of Toronto Mississauga, is curating the exhibition "The Work of Wind," in which the Beaufort Scale of Wind Force becomes a diagram of prediction and premonition of the 21st century. Thirteen projects unfurl the 13 forces, from 0 (Calm) to 12 (Hurricane), along the waterfront (between York Street and Parliament Street), creating an operatic experience of the elemental forces, compositional forms and geopolitical processes of our contemporary times. Artists in this exhibition include Mary Mattingly (New York) with "Torus" and Los Carpinteros' (Havana and Madrid) with "Frio Estudio del Desastre (Frozen Study of Disaster)."

Memory Lane
In honour of the event's 10th edition, photographer, director and curator Che Kothari (Toronto/LA) presents "10 for 10th - Memory Lane." This exhibition features 10 projects spread throughout the city in partnership with 10 cultural organizations and explores the textured terrain of memory, dissolving the lines between space, place and time. It allows for contemplation and reflection while providing fertile ground for the creation of millions of new memories in the process. Artists and partners include Faisal Anwar (Oakville) with "Up in the Sky High" at Artscape Wychwood Barns and Ekow Nimako (Toronto) with "Silent Knight" at the Gardiner Museum.

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche's independent projects are also responding to Kothari's "Memory Lane" curatorial theme and are located around the exhibitions and other neighbourhoods throughout the city.

Select projects from the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche all-night event will remain on view to the public through Thanksgiving weekend to Monday, October 12.

Travel packages
The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, the official host hotel of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2015, is offering special one-night and weekend room rates starting at $185. The hotel will also offer guest packages through October 12 for visitors who want to take advantage of the extended projects.

Other hotel partners offering special rates for visitors attending Scotiabank Nuit Blanche include: Bond Place Hotel, Cosmopolitan Hotel Toronto, the Gladstone Hotel, the Grand Hotel and Suites, Madison Manor Boutique Hotel, Pantages Hotel Toronto, Radisson Admiral Hotel, Shangri-La Hotel Toronto, Soho Metropolitan Hotel and Strathcona Hotel Downtown Toronto. Room rates start at $90.

Visitors who book a two-night stay with any Scotiabank Nuit Blanche hotel partner will receive an invitation to "Behind The Nuit" featuring an exclusive sneak-peek experience of JR's exhibition at City Hall on the evening of Friday, October 2. This special event allows visitors to experience the work while learning about the artist and his creative process.

More information about travel packages and special offers is available at http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/travel-packages.

High resolution images and background information about the curators and JR are available to media at http://ow.ly/NMNJQ.

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, created 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 http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca, on Facebook at facebook.com/sbnuitblancheTO and Twitter at @sbnuitblancheTO, #snbTO.

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Contact Information

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    Economic Development and Culture
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    asarado@toronto.ca