Nuit Blanche organizers have once again redrawn the "zones" that will host city-produced art installations, concentrating all four of them on the Yonge-University subway line in an attempt to make navigating the Toronto event more manageable.
Yonge Street will also be closed to traffic from Bloor to Front Streets for the fifth-annual "free all-night contemporary art thing," giving pedestrians at the run of the evening's main artery.
Four curators have been chosen to mount the event: Gerald McMaster of the Art Gallery of Ontario will take charge Yorkville and its surroundings; Anthony Kiendl of the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art in Winnipeg will design the west side of Yonge from College Street to Queen Street West; Sarah Robayo Sheridan from Mercer Union will handle the eastern counterpart to Mr. Kiendl's area; and Blackwood Gallery director Christof Migone's creations will straddle Yonge Street across the financial district.
Programming details will be unveiled this summer, but a few artists have already signed on. Mr. Kiendl has landed a new "collaborative work" by Sonic Youth band members Leah Singer and Lee Ranaldo, as well as a new piece by renowned New York conceptual artist Dan Graham. French artist Agnès Winter will appear in McMaster's exhibition, as well as The Open Ended Group, a trio of digital artists from New York.
Toronto's Darren O'Donnell and Halifax's Michael Fernandes have also agreed to contribute installations.
Nuit Blanche runs from sunset to sunrise on Oct. 2, 2010.