#fromthe6ix Nuit Blanche 2017
September 30, 2017 the city of Toronto transforms into the all night contemporary art festival, Nuit Blanche.
Started in 2006, Nuit Blanche, then sponsored by Scotabank, never started out as a small thing. In fact since its first year Nuit Blanche routinely shuts down parts of University Avenue and Queen St West. The ‘all night art thing’ as it was originally billed, has featured over 1,400 official art installations by about 4,900 artists. In addition to official installation the event has inspired countless guerrilla ones too, by local and international artists alike.
This year we decided to bust out the camera and and try the 5DM4 in some low-light situations. We checked out some of what 2017 artists were serving up around the core.
Century of Revolutions at Nathan Phillips Square curated by Nato Thompson, featuring 21 projects that includes prominent artwork by the Russian collective Chto Delat. Taking to the Streets curated by Barbara Fischer, featuring eight official installations and awesome little rave, that according to BlogTO was an unofficial installation – it was still pretty cool.