Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Nuit Talks Toronto: Exploring Boundaries of Contemporary Art

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2010: Nuit Talks, collage by artjunction.blogspot.comScreenshot: A Special Program Marking the Five-Year Milestone of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche:
Nuit Talks: Five lectures exploring the boundaries of contemporary art. September 28 to October 3

Nuit Talks
A series of five lectures exploring the boundaries of contemporary art

September 28 to October 3, 2010

To commemorate the 5th anniversary of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Nuit Talks offers a revealing and introspective tête-à-tête series covering five topics in five venues over five days. The talks will explore different aspects of the event through dialogues that probe the boundaries of contemporary art in public space and target the many diverse audiences of Toronto’s free all-night contemporary art event.

Please note: pre-registration is not required for these FREE lectures, but capacity is limited.

From Galleries to Alleys
Tuesday September 28, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
An interdisciplinary panel discussing the repositioning of art from galleries into public space. This panel examines how art in public spaces reframes and challenges historical standards of “high art” and will include a look at the ‘commodification’ of art and artists.
Venue Partner: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
Programming Partner: Manifesto Community Projects and Well and Good

Does Scotiabank Nuit Blanche influence the Art Market?

Wednesday September 29, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
A panel discussion with gallerists, art dealers and artists discussing the value of contemporary art within the context of the commercial market.
Venue Partner: Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West

An intimate conversation with Artist Daniel Lanois
Friday October 1st 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Host: Jian Ghomeshi, Broadcaster, Writer, Producer
Venue Partner: Rotunda, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

When Curators Speak...

Saturday October 2, 3:00 - 4:30pm
An in-depth look at curating and past curators as creative agents of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche.
Venue Partner: Jackman Hall, AGO, 317 Dundas Street West

When Critics Speak...

Sunday October 3rd, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 pm
Taking a critical look at this year's Scotiabank Nuit Blanche from an art critic's and art writer's point of view, and an exploration of the future of the event within the context of public art programming. The discussion will focus on whether public art events affect the development of a new audience for contemporary art and the potential long term future for events like Scotiabank Nuit Blanche.
Venue Partner: Underground, The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West


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Telephone Booth Gallery said...

You don't have to go far to see great art! Telephone Booth Gallery at 3148 Dundas Street West!

olga said...

Thank you, Sharlene.

You are right, the 2010 free all-night contemporary art show has finished, but at local galleries, great art is here to stay. Just around the corner.

Thank you for the video tour of the Julia Vandepolder – Recent Paintings exhibition, and for sharing your recommendation of Luna's branch on the BOOTH blog: panoramas and nuit blanche.

All the best and thanks again for the invitation!


olga said...

Interesting Link:

When Curators Speak… A Nuit Blanche panel (Audio) @ The Art Matters Blog
Recorded: October 2, 2010 @ Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario
Duration: 1:30:20
Published: Thursday, October 7th, 2010

It was like a gourmet dinner served before the show - an interesting conversation about curatorial endeavors discovering contemporary art talent and transforming perceptions of familiar places of the city.