Nuit Blanche Toronto
September 30 @ 7:00 pm - October 1 @ 7:00 am
Join us at the BSM for this exciting all night contemporary art event and see talented artists transform our indoor and outdoor spaces. Details on the installations available below.
7pm-7am | Free | Includes access to all BSM exhibitions
Here Is Where You Hid
Kaitlynn McQueston – Toronto, Canada
Viewers can peer through the surface of Toronto Utility Boxes that conceal dreamlike miniature landscapes of Canadian heritage land.
This work offers a meditative experience; inviting a thoughtful connection between the beholder and Toronto’s urban landscape. Many of us in the city are hungry for a deeper connection with the natural landscape, identity, nationhood and relationship to place, yet our ideologies are at odds with our surroundings. Combining a utility box with the tranquility of Canada’s natural landscapes is a leap of faith that the concealed reality of an idealist vision held near to one’s heart can resonate freely within the urban surroundings; allowing the purest sentiment to penetrate the urban landscape and the capitalist anxiety born of industrial reality.
Canadian multimedia artist Kaitlyn McQueston’s recent work contemplates the communication that occurs between people and the urban environment.
Colouring Outside the Box
Are you up for a little night colouring? The Bata Shoe Museum’s atrium will exhibit striking ‘shoeboxes’ covered with black and white shoe outlines. Over the evening visitors will colour them in and transform the boxes into vibrant multi-coloured sculptures. Whether you visit early or in the wee hours, you’ll contribute to creating the final masterpieces.
In Full Bloom
The Bata Shoe Museum’s ongoing collaboration with Ryerson University continues with a new window project celebrating the anniversary of Canada’s Confederation. Inspired by the museum’s vast collection and the Canada 150 festivities, students from the Architectural Science program have explored the beauty of our country using symbolism, creativity and imagination. In Full Bloom: Celebrating Canada 150 showcases Canada’s identity and culture by using 3D printed shoes to recreate our country’s provincial and territorial flowers. The result is an inspiring celebration of the diversity of the Canadian landscape.
Presented in partnership with Ryerson University