Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013 in video
Despite heavy rain after 1am, Nuit Blanche 2013 was still one hell of a night. Streets all over town were jammed with art-goers, Ai Weiwei's City Hall exhibit drew massive crowds, and the Financial District in general was a hotbed of cultural activity. Even as the vibe at the event trends increasingly toward the party-set, this year had its fair share of memorable installations, be it Tadashi Kawamata's Garden Tower, Abraham Galway and Lauren Poon's The Other Side of the Gardiner, or the cedar-scented smells of the Smoke House. If there was a benefit to the rain, it's that it made some of the more lineup-worthy events much quicker to access. When I passed by Paper Orbs at around 2am, the wet weather had reduced the lineup to less than five minutes.
We have a ton of photos to post, but in the meantime I'd like to share the annual Nuit Blanche video from the Biz Media. Shot by the ever-talented Jon Simonassi (with help from Javin Lau and James Hughes), it's the best two minute summary of the event that you'll see. Enjoy! And let us know what your favourite installations were in the comments.
Photo by Jackman Chiu in the blogTO Flickr pool