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K&P Mart: Nuit Blanche Installation + Dance Party

September 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - October 1, 2017 @ 3:00 am


Clean up on aisle 4, dance party on aisle 5! As part of the Gladstone Hotel’s full-hotel Nuit Blanche takeover, Kastor & Pollux will transform the hotel’s Ballroom into a larger than life grocery store.

K&P Mart uses the traditional North American grocery store setting as a backdrop to highlight current issues in the social, political, and economical climates. There’s no denying that 2017 has been a hard pill to swallow. With the recent shift in power, basic human rights like water or accessible food prices for all are becoming less of a standard, and similar to unattainable elements high up on a museum pedestal: they’re out of reach. Though those in power may claim equality, for most it’s only visible from behind the proverbial display case. By manipulating recognizable elements of North American food industries – hamburgers, boxed cereal, sliced bread – the K&P Mart creates a disproportionate, wonky, and skewed landscape mirroring the one currently outside all our local grocers. With this exhibit we propose that, perhaps, we have bitten off more than we can chew.

Brought to you by Fujifilm Canada!


September 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
October 1, 2017 @ 3:00 am
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Gladstone Hotel Ballroom
1214 Queen W
Toronto, ON Canada
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