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For one sleepless night Toronto was transformed by hundreds of artists for the city’s sixth annual sunset-to-sunrise celebration of contemporary art. These are the photos taken from the event that took place last week on October 1st. I have been religiously attending this event ever since the very first show. But I’m sad to say that this year may be my last year. Reason being that the event is slowly becoming more like a huge high-school block party rather than a celebration of contemporary art. It’s nothing that anyone can change and it was bound to happen. It’s not like I didn’t see this coming.
For 2011, artists and curators took the concept of audience engagement to new levels. They flew, created massive fire blasts, walked through water and got evicted from a tent city. The public contributed their voices, faces and muscle by the tens of thousands as they animated and collaborated with Scotiabank Nuit Blanche’s many interactive art works.