NUIT BLANCHE Toronto 2016 program at the Ismaili Centre, Aga Khan Park & Aga Khan Museum
Saturday, 1 October 2016
Join us for Nuit Blanche Toronto 2016 as we explore ‘Sensational Words: the power, beauty and the ephemeral nature of words in the digital age.’
The Ismaili Centre, Toronto
Nuit Talk: Houses of Wisdom: The Library in the 21st Century – buildings, books and archives in the digital age
Social Hall / 8:00pm
Two world-renowned intellectuals (Sandra Singh and Aziza Chaouni) debate the role of libraries as places of creative engagement and preserves of our memories, histories and cultural traditions.
Aga Khan Park
Featured Exhibition – CharBagh: A Sensory Garden
Faisal Anwar’s ever-evolving, dynamic, aerial view of a digital four-part Persian-Islamic Garden (char bagh). Consisting of multiple stylized trees, the garden grows over time and with incoming streams of data generated via twitter and instagram. #sensorycity
Exhibition – Sparks
Virginia Melnyk’s construction of many little pieces of clear plastic tubing and fabric. Playing with light and material texture, it will integrate motion sensors to respond to visitors who activate it.
Aga Khan Museum
Entry to the Museum and galleries is free to the public from 6-11pm.
Complementary Shuttle Bus
A complementary shuttle bus will run between the AGO and the Aga Khan Park from 6pm-1am.