This month, I am asking the kids to use their cameras to photograph fall colours. One thing I’ve been reminding them is that “we can’t forget the night.” So, last night, when we took them to Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, a sweet, sweet ineractive arts festival that ran in downtown Toronto from dusk til dawn, they brought their cameras along. The photography, on their part, mostly happened at the beginning of the evening, before they went crazy for the paper hats, the food trucks, a video of mars, and a garbage-can sculpture of Notre Dame.
Here are their own photographs of Ai Weiwei’s Forever Bicycles, 2013 and some of the fantastic installations surrounding that exhibit.
And here are a few snaps of the kids and of their favourite sites taken by their “escorts.”
Among the sites are: Forever Bicycles, 2013, by Ai Weiwei, Crash Cars, by Alain DeClerc, Toaster Work Wagon, by Kim Adams (One of Bea’s Fave Artists at the AGO – she was thrilled to meet him at the exhibit!), Music Box, by John Dickson, Paper Orbs, by Kedzior and Kim, Mariner 9, by Kelly Richardson, Shrine, by John Notten, and Take a Penny, by Wihak and Griffith.