Tonight’s Special: Bannock, Mille-Feuille and Berries
Photo: Carrie Gates
Indigenous survivance, urbanization and so much more are on the menu at OCAD University’s 2017 Nuit Blanche Toronto program titled, Tonight’s Special: Bannock, Mille-Feuille and Berries. Curated by Cree Métis artist and curator Jason Baerg and historian, curator and OCAD U alumnus Tak Pham.
Tonight's Special draws inspiration from a range of cultural culinary pleasures – from the complex richness of a French mille-feuille pastry, to a hearty Indigenous buffalo stew. The program conjures complex discussions of Toronto’s varied cultures and histories reflected in our multicultural community.
Through new media experimentation and interactive engagements, the exhibiting artists aestheticize excessive synthetic materials to question our relationship to the surrounding environment. While the artworks are socio/enviro/political in nature, they are also colourful, pulsing and engaging.
This year’s Nuit Blanche Toronto program at OCAD University sprawls across the university’s expanded campus. Discover projects down the McCaul Street corridor, starting at Butterfield Park by the main building at 100 McCaul, and then head south towards the south campus on Richmond Street West alongside the university’s newly launched professional gallery.
Cree Métis visual artist and curator Jason Baerg completed an MFA from Rutgers University and a BFA from Concordia University. Baerg has presented at the Luminato Festival, Art Toronto and Art Basel Miami.
Tak Pham is an architectural historian, curator and art writer. Pham holds a BA Hons. from Carleton University and MFA in Criticism & Curatorial Practice from OCAD University. He curated projects at OCAD U, Montgomery’s Inn, Art Toronto, Y+ Contemporary, Xpace Cultural Centre and Nuit Blanche 2017.
Media Projection, Sculpture, Installation, Painting and Long-Duration Performance
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OCAD U offsite locations:
100 McCaul Street (Butterfield Park)
49 McCaul Street
205 Richmond Street West
199 Richmond Street West
Suitable for all ages
Last entry: 6:45 am
This project is both indoors and outdoors.