Nuit Blanche Calgary 2014
The non-profit organization Nuit Blanche Calgary Society (NBC) is returning for its second season in Calgary on Saturday, September 20 around City Hall and Olympic Plaza once again with a free event for the public, from 7:00pm–1:00am with a sunset-to-early-morning contemporary arts festival taking over the streets of the city.
With Nuit Blanche first being introduced to Calgary in 2012, the evening event drew more than 10,000 people to Olympic Plaza and City Hall as the spaces were transformed into a full-scale public art gallery for over 8 hours.
Nuit Blanche Calgary 2014 has doubled its number of performance art projects from 6 in 2012 to 12 this year. For more information on the artists and their work, please refer to the Nuit Blanche Calgary website.
Thanks to the support of the Consulate General, a collective from France Studio Orta will present their lastest artwork.
Lucy + Jorge Orta’s collaborative practice focuses on the social and ecological factors of environmental sustainability to realise major bodies of work employing drawing, sculpture, installation, object making, couture, painting and silkscreen printing, as well staging workshops, ephemeral interventions and performances.
In 2007, Lucy + Jorge Orta received the Green Leaf Award for artistic excellence with an environmental message, presented by the United Nations Environment Programme in partnership with the Natural World Museum at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway.
Date: September, 20th from 7pm to 1am
Location: Olympic Plaza and City Hall, Calgary