10 for 10th

Curator: Che Kothari
Exhibition: 10 for 10th - Memory Lane

Curatorial statement

In celebration of the milestone 10th edition of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, 10 major cultural partners have come together for an exhibition called 10 for 10th - Memory Lane. Both the Independent Projects and this exhibition are curated under the theme of Memory Lane.

Memory Lane explores the rich and textured terrain of memory, the personal, the shared, the sacred, the nostaglic, the iconic and the political. It dissolves the lines between space, place and time, allowing for contemplation and reflection while providing fertile ground for the creation of millions of new memories in the process.

Memory is the faculty by which the mind stores and remembers experiences. Memories shape who we are, the stories we tell and the lens through which we see the world. Memories are deeply personal, yet can also be experienced and created collectively. They surround us, from radio waves echoing through space to our very DNA. What memories shape us the most? What have we allowed for fade away or be distorted? What do our collective memories reveal about our future?

This exhibition features 10 projects spread throughout the city in partnership with 10 cultural organizations.

Projects include artists and partners Faisal Anwar (Oakville) with Up in the Sky High at Artscape Wychwood Barns and Ekow Nimako (Toronto) with Silent Knight at the Gardiner Museum.