Boris Achour, The rose is without why, 2013,
Photo: Eirinn Heather Grennan
Off to a flying start
Curated by Ami Barak, you'll find a concentration of this exhibition's projects
in and around Nathan
Phillips Square and Toronto City Hall.
World-renowned artist Ai Weiwei of China will create a new edition
of his sculpture Forever Bicycles
at Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square.
Off to a flying start
In 2013, we celebrate the centenary of Bicycle Wheel, Marcel Duchamp's first readymade. He combined a bicycle wheel and a stool - and it has become central to the very notion of Art and the artistic attitude towards objects. This century, objects found in the streets, chosen by artists, are displayed in museums. In the context of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, when the entire city becomes an open-air museum for one night, we will take these objects back to the streets and reunite the public with the ubiquitous nature of the artwork.
Ami Barak is an independent curator based in Paris, France. He was the Artistic Director of Nuit Blanche Paris 2003 & 2004 editions. He co-curated the Romanian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale, 2011.
Most recent curatorial projects include: Foreigners Everywhere: works from the Pomeranz Collection at the Jewish Museum Vienna (Austria) 2013; Molecular Gastronomy, Young Artists Biennial 5 (Bucharest) 2013; I am also... Douglas Gordon, at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Israel) 2013. He is currently a Lecturer at the Paris I Sorbonne University.
In partnership with the Consulate General of France in Toronto with support from the Institut français as part of the Paris-Toronto series.
Forever Bicycles, Ai Weiwei
Crash Cars, Alain Declercq
The rose is without why, Boris Achour
Familia, Bruno Billio
The Big Crunch, Franck Scurti
Toaster Work Wagon, Kim Adams
El Agua de Niebla, Melik Ohanian
Tortoise, Michel de Broin
PLASTIC BAGS, Pascale Marthine Tayou
Garden Tower in Toronto, Tadashi Kawamata
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.
lair du temps, Faith La Rocque
Hysteria Coordinating, Sherri Hay
Take a Load Off, Tongue & Groove
1-855-IS IT ART (1-855-474-8278), VSVSVS
The Little People, Workparty