It may be our brand new baby, but NXNE Art is starting things big – and we’re not talking extensive macaroni macrame here. The roster of artists in our inaugural year ranges from world-renowned to local must-know artists, and with Toronto as our canvas from June 10-16, audiences will discover + explore some seriously public displays of interaction and accessibility.
- Construction zones transformed by graffiti
- Performance artists roaming the streets (and shows)
- TTC streetcar performance and transit video shows
- A two-day outdoor art fair in the Ryerson Quad, just steps away from NXNE’s music epicentre at Yonge-Dundas Square
- Café and gallery talks with artists
- Art nights at The Cameron House
- A multi-artist show at the Art Gallery of Ontario
Some artists not to miss:
- If you need an excuse to visit Toronto’s financial district, hometown artist Johannes Zits and his evocative performance piece Looking for Guides to an Alternative would be it. Over the duration of NXNE, Zits will put on a very public display of performance art as he shreds business suits and re-weaves them into a tapestry.
- Not to be outdone, groundbreaking Quebeçois artist Brendan de Montigny will morph into a machine for his performance piece. In I am Learning, the artist declares “I am Human Printer” and will generate unique images through public interaction.
Other NXNE Art artists include:
Stephanie Avery, Jasa Baka and Allison Moore, Brian Bantugan, Onur Bingöl, Ulu Braun, Eric Chen, Stephen Chen, James DesRochers, Hannah Epstein, Moritz Fingerhut, Chris Foster, Hart Goetze, Dara Gold, Ju Ju, Mike McDonnell, Pamela Mingo, Juan Negroni, Lisa Ng, Roberta Orlando, Phil Shaw, Ryan Smeeton, Gary Taxalli, Tensoe, Jacqueline Van De Geer, and Rae Vena.
It may be hard to believe, but there are more venues + artists to be announced for NXNE Art. Stay tuned for more information. Get your NXNE Tickets now.
The NXNE festivals run from June 10 to 16 throughout the city of Toronto. NXNE 2012 drew 330,000 attendees during festival week, generating an economic impact of almost $50 million on the City of Toronto.