Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Nuit Talks 2014

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.

A conversation with artists Maximo Gonzalez and Ivan Buenader

Walking Between Worlds - Navigating Issues of Migration and Exchange

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 

Bread & Circuses: The Costs & Benefits of Art Festivals

In partnership with Canadian Art

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

Curators: Vision, Process and Purpose

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

Performances and Previews

In partnership with AGO First Thursdays

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche artists are present for conversations with the public and select previews of works will be shown.

Artists Projects: Chelanie Beaudin-Quintin , FASTWÜRMS, Anandam Dancetheatre and Shasti O’Leary-Soudant

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:

Art Gallery of Ontario , 317 Dundas Street West

Performance Anxiety

This talk will explore the role anxiety plays in our lives, reflected through artists' practice and projects.

Panelists: Nathan Whitford, Lars Jan, Kathryn Andrews, and Yoan Capote

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.