Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Nuit Talks

A series of free, themed talks that allow for candid discussion, contemplation of the creative vision and a behind-the-scenes look at the art and artists of one of North America's largest contemporary art events.

General admission. Please arrive early for best seat selection.

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Moderator: Shirley Madill, Curator of the Zone B Exhibition

Panelists: Lev Evzovitch & Evgeny Svyatsky, AES + F, Artists | Germaine Koh, Artist | Simone Jones, Artist | Ian Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Artists | David Warne, Architect & Artist.

Venue Partner: Ryerson University, The Eaton Auditorium, RCC 204, 80 Gould Street.

The Tech Talk

Monday, September 26, 6:30 � 8:30pm, doors open at 6pm

As our society shifts, new media and technology play a role in expanding contemporary art into a medium that includes architecture, light, design, robotics, digital media and artificial intelligence. Scotiabank Nuit Blanche has experienced this shift profoundly. A panel of artists participating in the 2011 event will discuss the role of new media and technology in their artistic practice.

Moderator: David Liss, MOCCA Artistic Director and Curator

Artists introductions by:
Candice Hopkins, Curator of the Zone A Exhibition
Shirley Madill, Curator of the Zone B Exhibition
Nicholas Brown, Curator of the Zone C Exhibition

Panelists: Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere, Artists | Mischa Kuball, Conceptual Artist | Alexis Mitchell, Video Artist and Filmmaker | Sharlene Bamboat, Film & Video Artist | Camilo Ontiveros, Artist | Niall McClelland & Jeremy R. Jansen, Artists | Annie Roy, Co-Founder of ATSA & Pierre Allard, Co-Founder of ATSA.

Venue Partner: The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen Street West.

The Protest Panel

Tuesday, September 27, 6:30 - 8:30pm, doors open at 6pm

Contemporary art as a form of protest revolutionized the art world. The boundaries of how art was defined were pushed beyond something only the "elite" could appreciate, and allowed the masses full access. The Protest Panel is an exploration of how protest and politically engaged work plays a significant role in contemporary art.The panellists will examine how artists and curators use contemporary art as a platform to raise awareness, to make a statement, to tell cultural, social and political stories.

WTF: What's The Fuss?

Moderator: Will Huffman, Associate Director, Toronto Arts Council

Candice Hopkins, Curator of the Zone A Exhibition
Shirley Madill, Curator of the Zone B Exhibition
Nicholas Brown, Curator of the Zone C Exhibition

Venue: City Hall, Main Floor Rotunda, 100 Queen Street West.

Saturday, October 1, 3:30 - 5:30pm, doors open at 3pm

Not sure why Toronto is buzzing with excitement during Scotiabank Nuit Blanche? Are you left wondering what exactly contemporary art is and how to make sense of it? Just don't get what the fuss is all about? Will Huffman from the Toronto Arts Council reviews 10 things about contemporary art that you didn't know you already knew.

Sneak Preview

Plus, for the first time ever, this year's curators will offer a sneak preview of their Exhibitions and share some insight into why they chose each artist and why each project is a magical part of this extraordinary art event.

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