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Friday, March 11, 2011

TAAC Panel and Public Debate: Nuit Blanche and the Biennial

Image Credit: An Te Liu, “Ennui Blanc” 2010. neon sign, installation view, 
Out of Site / Nuit Blanche, Toronto. photo: Annie Wang


Join us for a two-part discussion open to Toronto's art-going public on issues surrounding SCOTIABANK NUIT BLANCHE and a potential TORONTO BIENNIAL.


What would a biennial mean for Toronto— would it be artistically stimulating? Commercially valuable? Or just another case of keeping up with the Joneses? Last April, a day-long forum on the subject was held by the Power Plant and MOCCA. A few months ago, the report was released, outlining the remarks and discussions that took place. Now what? 


Toronto’s Nuit Blanche is the world’s best-attended art event of its kind, and the city both attends it in droves, and criticizes it widely. Popularity and punditry go hand in hand. Typically the established discourse around the event happens after the event and not before, and the TAAC would like to change the course of things, inflecting change in – and not merely respond to – the event this year.
Whether you’ve got biennial burnout, nuit blanche boredom, or feel excited at the prospect of these and other art festivals, we need to talk. Join the Toronto Alliance of Art Critics and guest speakers for a discussion on the state of Toronto’s Nuit Blanche, our potential for a Biennial, and other issues pertaining to Toronto criticism and culture.
Thursday March 17th
8 - 10pm at the White House
#227.5 Augusta Ave, Kensington Market
Pay-what-you-can.
Doors at 7:30pm.
[Limited seating so come early to secure a spot]
SPEAKERS:

Nuit Blanche


Sarah Robayo Sheridan

Jennifer Marman 
& Daniel Borins

David Balzar
Camilla Singh
Dave Dyment          
Kim Simon


Biennial

Murray Whyte
Vicky Moufawad-Paul

Otino Corsano
Zack Pospieszynski

Peggy Gale
David Liss

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