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Corporation of the City of Toronto
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Scotiabank Nuit Blanche - 2012 expansion "The Museum for the End of the World"
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This application is for the new enhancements that will be part of "Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2012". The 7th edition of Nuit Blanche, a "Free All Night Contemporary Art Thing", will be running from sunset (7 pm) on Saturday, September 29 to sunrise (7 am) on Sunday, September 30, 2012. The main enhancement for 2012 is the increased number of exhibition projects from 45 to 55 through a new curated monumental exhibition, entitled "The Museum for the End of the World" at City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square (NPS). Instead of having a single monumental project on the Square as was done in previous years, City Hall and NPS will be treated as a special curated zone. This curated exhibition will include up to 10 projects and will occupy the entire site, including inside City Hall, the parking garage and NPS. In addition, the three curated zones are shifting southward in 2012 and include two zones on the Waterfront. The three zones are (A) along Yonge Street from Dundas to Front Street; (B) the East waterfront from Yonge to Parliament Street along Queens Quay East; and (C) the West waterfront from Yonge Street to Bathurst, south of the train tracks. This will allow for audiences and artists to explore new areas of the City. It will also offer more opportunities for site specific art in unexpected spaces, which is part of Nuit Blanche’s mandate, as well as facilitate crowd control and movements as the event will not be competing for visibility and spaces with ongoing downtown activity and traffic. Each zone will feature up to 15 curated exhibitions and a number of selected independent projects, created and funded by Toronto’s arts community including galleries, museums, educational and cultural institutions. Curators are Christina Ritchie; Helena Reckitt; and Shauna McCabe. The total number of projects should be close to 150 (from 130 in past years), with over 500 artists and curators involved and 125 galleries, museums and art institutions participating.
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