Nuit Blanche will continue with these 10 extended art installations

Oct 1 2018, 10:50 pm

In case you missed out on the 13th edition of Nuit Blanche this weekend, the magic of the all-night art festival will continue with a number of extended art installations.

As part of the Nuit Blanche Toronto Extended Projects program, ten popular installations will remain on display until next Monday at numerous downtown and Scarborough locations.

You can revisit the following projects and experience them in new light until October 8.

Walk Among Worlds


Susan Holland/Nuit Blanche

What: This large, immersive installation of inflatable globes of all sizes is a cultural reflection of the political divisions in the world cracked by imaginary lines. Created by Mexico’s Máximo González, the project aims for contemplation and drives to reformulate viewers’ understandings.

Where: Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Drive (Lower Level, Centre Court)
Time: Regular mall hours

Everything I wanted to Tell You

Everything I wanted to Tell You (Rendering)

What: Text artist Hiba Abdallah will use the Scarborough Civic Centre to share deeply personal stories of Scarborough residents: their enthusiasms, anxieties and histories. The stories will be displayed as a large-scale text installation projected directly onto the 90-foot facade of the building.

Where: Scarborough Civic Centre, Rotunda, 150 Borough Dr.
From 8 am to 6 pm

Cavalier Noir

Cavalier Noir/Janick Laurent

What: Using more than 80,000 Lego pieces, visual artist Ekow Nimako pushes the boundaries of materiality, content and form with his most monumental artwork yet: Cavalier Noir.

Where: Scarborough Civic Centre, Rotunda, 150 Borough Dr.
Time: From 8 am to 6 pm



What: Mord’iim by MEDIAH is one of the five works in the subway stations along the SRT created by Toronto-based graffiti artists in response to eL Seed’s multipart installation Mirrors of Babel. Through an explosive arrangement of colours, sharp line work and dynamic geometric shapes, the artist seeks to express “the displacement and ‘scattering’ of humans across the earth.”

Where: Scarborough Centre Station
Time: During TTC operating hours

Universal Language


What: Universal Language by Shalak Attack is at Lawrence East station and it is also one of the five works in the stations along the SRT, created by Toronto-based artists in response to eL Seed’s multipart installation Mirrors of Babel. “This is the story of one woman’s journey across a divided land and her will to overcome the borders that surround her,” says Shalak. “The land she travels on is the body of a giant double-headed bear… that tells her to keep on her journey and that Nature will show her the way.”

Where: Lawrence East Station
Time: During TTC operating hours

Natural Love

Natural Love

What: Natural Love by Planta Muisca is also apart of the Mirrors of Babel installation. Muisca’s mural depicts an immersive jungle full of objects, figures and designs that reference the Indigenous cultural imagery of Central and South America.

Where: Midland Station
Time: During TTC operating hours

little g


What: Also one of the five installations included in Mirrors of Babel, little g by Javid Jah is an anamorphic projection across multiple surfaces that is only perceived in its entirety from a single privileged vantage point.

Where: Kennedy Station
Time: During TTC operating hours


AM I OKAY? Rendering by the artist

What: Located at Ellesmere Station, AM I OKAY? by Tabban Soleimani is an immersive installation that features figures that tumble across multiple surfaces and text that stems from a life-altering moment in the artist’s life, capturing a faded but significant memory of what it feels like to be helpless and confused.

Where: Ellesmere Station
Time: During TTC operating hours

an initial aversion to the plight of the sufferer (Pietà)

Nichola Feldman-Kiss

What: Created by Nichola Feldman-Kiss, this installation is a direct reference to historical representations of Mary cradling the body of Christ. an initial aversion to the plight of the sufferer (Pietà), is a series of larger than life-sized portraits which challenge dominant representations of Black and Brown male bodies by exploring alternative ideas of tenderness and vulnerability.

Where: Podium roof, City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
Time: 8 am to 6 pm


Preserved (rendering)

What: Created by London’s Gayle Chong Kwan, Preserved is an immersive photographic installation made of collages of the buildings in early immigrant neighbourhoods, including London’s Limehouse, New York’s Little Italy and Toronto’s Ward. The collages are seemingly preserved in salt, and enlarged to theatrical set-design proportions.

Where: City Hall – Green P Parking Garage, Bay Street ramp, 100 Queen Street West
Time: From 8 am to 6 pm

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