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Fly By Night: Nuit Blanche 2019

Toronto’s all night art event is happening from sundown on Saturday October 5 to sunrise on Sunday October 6. There’s lots to see at Gladstone – 4 projects, plus we’re the west end information hub.

Art Bar: Akshata Naik’s Bloody Boats is an interactive art installation which fills the Art Bar with hundreds of red paper boats, symbolizing geographical displacement, and migration –  emotional and physical. Over the night, the installation will grow, as visitors contribute boats and stories.

Lobby: Tanya White’s eerie and ethereal lanugo weaves 1 and 2 made of horsehair, mohair and invisible yarns fill the space with a ghostly presence.

Public Space: Death by Committee will hand out  thousands of sashes, each a part of an infinitely repeating poem for their project On and on and on and on.

Hotel Exterior: On the back wall of the hotel, Artists Protest Projects project images, GIFs and videos for The Artists Protest Resistance.

Melody Bar: VERSA is an audiovisual collective lead by Monika Hauck and Alex Ricci. The duo create powerful instrumental music written around live looping bass guitar, and pair this with responsive projections that visualize sound. Performance from 8-10pm. Karaoke from 10pm – 2am.


Above: Akshata Naik, Bloody Boats

Experience nearly 90 art projects at Nuit Blanche Toronto! For one sleepless night, the familiar is discarded and Toronto is transformed into an artistic playground for a series of exhilarating art experiences. This year’s program responds to one event-wide curatorial theme of Continuum. The theme follows many paths during the event – set against a backdrop of the ever-present renewal of night into day, a continuum of experience and ideas is brought to light by the participating artists. See all projects.