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Toronto Canada 2010
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Curatorial Statement
The Good Night Joy ruled the day, and Love the night. — John Dryden

Whether an action, idea, or received belief that can or cannot be explained, the night remains mysterious and untamed. Until, city life changed it all. Though our nightly rituals remain social and our gathering places shift, it is now the new tribes who’ve come to rule the night. Yet, the proposition of a mysterious and untamed night must now be read as the site for creative possibility. In the hand of the artist, the night will be transformed into an unforgettable experience. And using the mysterious phenomenon that we live by and find comfort in – light – the artist will sculpt the night. For one unforgettable night we will experience the meeting of opposites. For one night, joy and love will speak to everyone.

Gerald McMaster

Curator Biography

Since 2005, Gerald McMaster has been the Fredrik S. Eaton Curator, Canadian Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, where he led a curatorial team in the reinstallation of the new Canadian galleries. This coming year he will be the Canadian Commissioner to the 2010 Biennale of Sydney; in November his "Inuit Modern" exhibition opens at the AGO. Previous to the AGO, McMaster worked at the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American India

Commissioned Projects
Agnès Winter  (Paris, France) Monument to Smile
Daan Roosegaarde  (Rotterdam, Netherlands) Interactive landscape Dune
Kent Monkman, Gisèle Gordon  (Toronto, Canada) Iskootāo
The OpenEnded Group  (New York City, USA) Crossings
Philip Beesley Architect Inc.  (Toronto, Canada) Aurora

Open Call Projects
To encourage involvement by a wide range of artists - established and emerging -
each exhibition includes projects selected by the curators through an open call process.

Laurel MacDonald  (Toronto, Canada) XXIX
Rolande Souliere  (Sydney, Australia) On the Good Red Road
Vapor Creative  (Toronto, Canada) Visual Conduction
Faisal Anwar  (Toronto, Canada) Odd Spaces
Nadine Faraj  (Montreal, Canada) EPHEMERA

Independent Projects
Artist Cooperative of Canada Under the Surface
Artscape Wychwood Barns Abilities Arts Festival & Theatre Direct, Mirage
Artscape Wychwood Barns New Adventures in Sound Art, Obsolescence
Artscape Wychwood Barns Storytelling Toronto, Your Story Begins At The Barns
Bata Shoe Museum and Unincorporated Artist Collective Whimsical Wabi-sabi
Canadian Music Centre Intimate Music
CSB-NR Auditory Hazard, Cognizance Systems for Blase-Neurasthenic Recovery
Eric Davies 20,000 Species?
Gardiner Museum Diaspora Dialogues and Humber School of Creative and Performing Arts, Future City
Jean-François Lacombe KortuneFookie
John Shipman, Pamela Williams, Zhang Xing All Night I Mourned Myself
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, and University of Toronto Art Centre One at a time
Laluque Atelier Gallery and Blackcurrant Productions Nora, Leaving Torvald
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre - junctQín keyboard collective Sonic Toys in Transit
Onestop Media Group and Art for Commuters DRIFT 2010
Richard Mongiat, Jeff Winch & Fuzzy Boundaries Rail of Light
Saint Thomas's Anglican Church Pillars of Fire
Sociedad Psicogeográfica de Salamanca The Articulated Path
The Royal Conservatory Music all around U

The following Independent Projects will open their doors all-night long so you can check out
previously mounted or ongoing shows and installations.

Institute for Contemporary Culture, Royal Ontario Museum, El Anatsui When I Last Wrote to You About Africa
The Japan Foundation, Toronto The Exploration of the Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese Art

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