A series of themed talks that allow for personal interaction, engagement, contemplation and meaningful discussion on the practice and projects of the artists and curators of one of North America's largest contemporary art events.
General Admission and seating is limited. Please plan to arrive early.
Join A Walk Among Worlds artist Maximo Gonzalez and Stolen Portraits artist Ivan Buenader in discussion with Francisco Alvarez as they share insights on their practice.
Moderator: Francisco Alvarez, Mr. Pink Art Consultants
FREE | Tuesday, September 30 | 6:30 – 8 pm
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
Despite the success of many large art festivals, some artists and curators dismiss them as "spectacles" that drain funding from public galleries and museums. Others appreciate the large public audiences such festivals provide - especially in an era when many institutions focus on international "art stars" rather than local talents.
Moderator: Leah Sandals, Canadian Art Online Editor
Panelists: Gwen MacGregor, Artist and University of Toronto Geography PhD Student, Janine Marchessault, Curator and York University Canada Research Chair and Murray Whyte, Toronto Star Art Critic
FREE | Wednesday, October 1 | 12 – 1:30 pm
OCAD University, Auditorium Room 190, 100 McCaul Street
Dominique Fontaine, Magda Gonzalez-Mora, Denise Markonish and Heather Pesanti, the curators of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2014, will present their curatorial vision and exhibitions. Gain knowledge on each curator’s vision, process, projects and purpose.
Moderator: Gaëtane Verna, Director, The Power Plant
FREE | Wednesday, October 1 | 6:30 - 8 pm
Gardiner Museum, 111 Queens Park
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche artists are present for conversations with the public and select previews of works will be shown.
Thursday, October 2 | 8 – 11 pm
Advance Tickets: $12 or $10 for AGO Members
At the Door: $15 or $13 for AGO Members
Tickets go on sale September 5 at: www.ago.net/firstthursdays
Art Gallery of Ontario , 317 Dundas Street West
This talk will explore the role anxiety plays in our lives, reflected through artists' practice and projects.
Moderator: Heather Pesanti, Curator
FREE | Friday, October 3 | 12 – 1:30 pm
The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West
Discover the light installation, Focus by Nathan Whitford in the space.