Nuit Talk: Uncovering the TRUTH


Nuit Talks is a unique look behind the scenes of Nuit Blanche Toronto, featuring inspired talks, round-table discussions and presentations by remarkable artists, curators and thinkers from this year's event. All talks are free and open to the public.

 
DateMonday, September 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

Phone

416-977-6000 x456

Cost

FREE

Email

onsite@ocadu.ca

Location

OCAD University Auditorium: 100 McCaul St., Room 190

Host: Samara Dauria, Communications & Press, H&M Canada
Moderator: Jessica Ford, Producer, VICE Canada
Artist: Brian Leitch aka "KWEST"

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Talk starts at 7 p.m.
 

Contemporary graffiti artist, Brian Leitch aka "KWEST" is known for his streamlined style. This self-taught carpenter, designer, builder and pillar in the fusion of graffiti and sculpture has been active in developing a unique and complex style of lettering for over twenty years. 

Brian Leitch aka "KWEST" explores his project TRUTH, his journey and artistic practice that argues the potential of something or someone that might otherwise be rejected or thrown away. 

Using recycled clothing from H&M’s Garment Collecting Initiative, TRUTH, reimagines discarded garments transformed into a work of art.

 

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2017: Many Possible Futures
Nuit Blanche Toronto 2017 will mark the milestone of Canada's 150th anniversary of confederation with the event-wide theme Many Possible Futures. Contributors to the 2017 edition of Nuit Blanche will focus on looking forward, placing both our differences and our solidarities at the very heart of their artistic discourse.  The curatorial focus of each of the exhibitions reflect on timely and relevant ideas: protest and social change; revolution and resistance; difference and acceptance; and cultural endurance and visibility through the lens of Indigenous creators.

Nuit Blanche at OCAD University
Indigenous survivance, urbanization and so much more are on the menu at OCAD University’s 2017 Nuit Blanche program, Tonight’s Special: Bannock, MilleFeuille and Berries. Curated by Cree Métis artist and curator Jason Baerg and historian, curator and OCAD U alumnus Tak Pham.



KWEST
DateMonday, September 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

Phone

416-977-6000 x456

Cost

FREE

Email

onsite@ocadu.ca

Website Location

OCAD University Auditorium: 100 McCaul St., Room 190

The Learning Zone presents: ZINE POWER, an exhibition that celebrates D.I.Y. publishing.
Game and narrative designer Sophia Park deconstructs the relationships formed between humans and increasingly-sentient technologies, while filmmaker Cara Mumford re-orients human relationships to the land in exploring the future of Indigenous sovereignty. Moderated by Karl Schroeder, a science-fiction writer and professional futurist, this conversation will bring to light how representations of the future work to alter the present.
Join us for free waffles!
MAAD Faculty Dorie Millerson and Lynne Heller are presenting Research Wednesdays at the Learning Zone.
What does “handmade” mean in the digital age? OCAD U faculty Lynne Heller and Dorie Millerson (MAAD chair) will consider the place of digital craft at OCAD University from the perspectives of faculty, staff and technicians. 
OCAD U sessional Sustainable Practices instructor Sayeh-Dastgheib-Beheshti will be leading a hands-on Native Plants seed treatment workshop, to get you ready for spring gardening.
OCAD U graduate alumni will share their thesis and MRP experiences, including useful strategies and worthwhile insights they’ve learned about the process.
Presented by PROUD at OCAD U
Crazy Dames, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Evergreen and Gladki Planning Associates have collaborated to launch The Living City art exhibition.
BIPOC Autumn Plaza Dance is now every Thursday.
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

Host: Samara Dauria, Communications & Press, H&M Canada
Moderator: Jessica Ford, Producer, VICE Canada
Artist: Brian Leitch aka "KWEST"

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Talk starts at 7 p.m.
 

Contemporary graffiti artist, Brian Leitch aka "KWEST" is known for his streamlined style. This self-taught carpenter, designer, builder and pillar in the fusion of graffiti and sculpture has been active in developing a unique and complex style of lettering for over twenty years. 

Brian Leitch aka "KWEST" explores his project TRUTH, his journey and artistic practice that argues the potential of something or someone that might otherwise be rejected or thrown away. 

Using recycled clothing from H&M’s Garment Collecting Initiative, TRUTH, reimagines discarded garments transformed into a work of art.

 

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2017: Many Possible Futures
Nuit Blanche Toronto 2017 will mark the milestone of Canada's 150th anniversary of confederation with the event-wide theme Many Possible Futures. Contributors to the 2017 edition of Nuit Blanche will focus on looking forward, placing both our differences and our solidarities at the very heart of their artistic discourse.  The curatorial focus of each of the exhibitions reflect on timely and relevant ideas: protest and social change; revolution and resistance; difference and acceptance; and cultural endurance and visibility through the lens of Indigenous creators.

Nuit Blanche at OCAD University
Indigenous survivance, urbanization and so much more are on the menu at OCAD University’s 2017 Nuit Blanche program, Tonight’s Special: Bannock, MilleFeuille and Berries. Curated by Cree Métis artist and curator Jason Baerg and historian, curator and OCAD U alumnus Tak Pham.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Auditorium: 100 McCaul St., Room 190
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
FREE
KWEST
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