Nuit Blanche, Toronto’s all-night celebration of contemporary art, returns this fall for its 16th edition.
Throughout Nuit Blanche Toronto’s 12-hour spectacle, 401 Richmond will be teeming with dynamic and interactive exhibitions, installations and performances.
Two floors of creative exploration await Nuit Blanche Toronto revellers for a unique experience that both highlights a diversity of cultural practice and showcases the iconic address that continues to transform Toronto’s cultural landscape.
401’s Community Connectivity Partner is Beanfield Metroconnect.
NUIT BLANCHE 2023 SPECIAL PROGRAMMING
7 – 8PM
Artist Talk: Moses Salihou
The artist speaks to his interactive approach encouraging intuition and fostering an intimate connection with his practice.
Black Artists’ Networks in Dialogue (BAND) Gallery and Cultural Centre, Studio LL108
7:30 – 8:30PM
Presented with JAYU at Gallery 44
JAYU and Gallery 44 present youth poets from JAYU’s iAM Program performing poems in response to Gallery 44’s exhibition Surface, Sample, Site.
Gallery 44 open until 11PM
Guitarist/sommelier Peter Boyd performs on a guitar built for the 2023 Richard Jacobson exhibition titled Long Tongued Liar.
EVERY HOUR ON THE HOUR
Canada – Korea Virtual Nuit: Welcome to 401 Richmond
Live-streamed video link between 401 Richmond and LeeKangHa Art Museum in Gwangju, marking 60 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and the Republic of Korea.
Esmeralda Enrique Academy of Spanish Dance
Flamenco dance demonstrations
Double Bubbel: Donald Quan, Eaoh Argos, David Sutherland and Ashley Williams
Musical performance featuring an eclectic mix of instruments with voice and dance accompaniment.
City of Toronto Nuit Blanche Information Booth and Visitor Engagement
Exterior West Entrance
EXAR Studios and Toronto Downtown West BIA
An augmented reality highlighting the diverse creative practices at 401 in a cybernetic garden that will virtually blossom.
Urban Arboretum: magfoto + cymatiste
Digitally generated trees, vines, and flowers project onto the building responding to live audio from a microphone onsite as the artists modify the code for the projections throughout the night.
West Building Façade
6 Degrees: A Feminist Letter Writing Project
Le Labo Francophone Media Arts Centre
Take part in the collaborative letter-writing exchange to question identity, gender and patriarchy.
Artist-designed, interactive coffin installation: Richard Jacobson
Abbozzo Gallery, Studio 128
The Bitten Peach: Asian Queer Spaces
Reimagining Toronto’s Art Scene: An Interactive Installation and Survey
In partnership with The Green Line TO and the Asian Arts and Culture Trust explore the intersectionality of Asian and queer identities within the urban space within the city.
Mayfield Secondary School Drama Students
Richmond Street West Sidewalk Projection Project
North Building Façade
Submerge: Micki-Lee Smith with Adam Kaelta and Zakriya Bashir-Hill
An interactive multi-media composition about noise pollution and its effect on the preservation of the ocean environment.
Loading Dock Adjacent to Studio 120
Quvianaqtuq Pudlat, Artist Member of the West Baffin Cooperative, Kinggait Studios
Featuring large format drawings by Quvianaqtuq Pudlat began his artistic career as a sculptor but many years later turned to drawing.
Corridor Adjacent to Urbanspace Gallery
SSHTTORRTY: Michael Snow
2005 video work with painterly and story-telling form; a loop that is itself looped.
Simon Bentley Fine Art, Studio 133
Sarah Nind in Dark Horse Espresso Bar
New installation of paintings by 401 studio artist Sarah Nind.
Dark Horse Espresso Bar at West Entrance, Studio 135
La Filature: Cheryl Rondeau
Video documentation of the 2017 Venice Biennale spanned eighty-eight national pavilions along with collateral exhibitions throughout the city, capturing the frenzy that a large art fair inspires alongside the impossibility of taking it all in.
Adjacent to Gallery 44
Sharing a Message: Joheum Lee
Emoji is a language system used online, made up of visual images, and works as a tool across borders.
YYZ Artists’ Outlet Windows, Studio 140
Sword to Plowshare: Rocky Dobey and Julie Mollins
A stylized prison cell featuring a suspended handcrafted sword blade surrounded by crocheted wheat-motif doilies, the installation alludes to the Russia-Ukraine war disrupting trade in wheat and other key commodities, and its profound impact on food value chains and the soaring cost of living worldwide.
Central Freight Elevator, Adjacent to Studio 120
Farsh 2: Roda Medhat, 2023 401 Career Launcher Prize recipient
This aluminum ‘rug’ serves as an exploration of the complex web of identity that envelops the artist and his Kurdish heritage.
Adjacent to Studio 128
The Deceiving Eye: Ron Siu
An experimental animation composed of cyanotype prints, the video features a non-narrative series of short, looping vignettes inspired by phenakistoscopes, early, analog animation devices.
Open Studio Gallery Window, Studio 104
Mr. Dress-up to Degrassi: 42 Years of Toronto Kids TV
Journey through Toronto’s heyday of children’s TV shows in this playful exhibition spanning 1952 to 1994 as Toronto etched itself into our collective consciousness with shows like Mr. Dressup, Today’s Special, The Friendly Giant, Polka Dot Door, Degrassi, and more.
Myseum of Toronto, Studio LL01
Tonic: Art and Jazz: Emerging Artists Showcase
Curated by Kelly Zhang and Ruari Milne
Music and art by Parker Lily Tuson-Morse, Isabella Vella, Hayley Chiu, Zim Yu, Ali Sheikh, Shinae Kim, Ruari Milne, Emmett Hodgins, Ale Nuñez
Young painters and jazz musicians take over a vacant café space celebrating Toronto’s emerging art scene.
North East Entrance
As it is | A precarious time at Ontario Place: Steven Evans
Photography exhibition captured between November 2021 and June 2023 and included in a new book of the same name, edited by Beth Kapusta and available in Swipe Design | Books + Objects, Studio B004, and in Spacing Store, Studio B002.
North East Entrance
Social Distancing: Lana Yuan, 2022 401 Career Launcher Recipient
A sculptural installation delving into the psychological and physical ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic and post-Covid era.
Adjacent to LL106
24 Hour Art-a-Thon: Red Head Gallery Members
A durational performance presented by Red Head Gallery with each participating artist producing one artwork each hour for 24 hours. The work will be available for sale for $100 each.
Adjacent to Studio B104
Jardin Public (Public Garden): Geörgette Power
A video that sets in motion a crowd of plants in a tramway of the city of Bordeaux, where the public garden gets over its boundaries and begins to make the concept of “mobility” derail.
Video Lounge, Adjacent to Studio LL106
Scopitone Screenings: Cinecycle
Outdoor screening of Scopitones, short 16mm films from the 1960s, originally played in a type of jukebox called a Scopitone, a forerunner of music videos.
Exterior East Parking Lot