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Nuit Blanche: older, not any wiser


Toronto has the best festivals. Perhaps.

This article discusses 'Nuit Blanche', which brings a million folk out onto the streets for an all night series of art events and what have you. It's hard to see from the article whether this is curated, but the journalist has a tough job finding work he can be truly grateful for having seen.

It seems there's some tension around the idea that events are both production and consumption, simultaneously, involving audiences and artists. Likewise the path between art and event is trod out there on the city's streets, with varying degrees of success it would seem: do we have higher standards or different expectations between one form of expression and the next?

Even so, a million people? Reclaim the streets folks! Then head to bed.

Travelogue 13: 'national icons 27.11.02'

The outsourcing of a blog post - reading list attached.