It’s with pleasure that Hermann & Audrey joins NXNE Festival Director Christopher Roberts and his gang of all-stars for the 20th anniversary of North By North East. We join in a year of momentum not only for the festival but also for the city of Toronto. (For those not in the fold, this year NXNE kills it with a musical lineup to envy, Interactive conference that pushes boundaries, SXSW’s Viceland, Boiler Room showcase and more).
It’s the notion of what a festival of this momentum and international spotlight can mean for the City of Toronto that inspired our thematic and approach for NXNE ART for this year.
At last count there are 67 cranes in the air. We are, as a city, in a state of transformational and unprecendented growth and change. We are the fastest growing city in North America. By a long shot.
What city do we want to emerge from this construction dust?
We invited world-class, forward-thinking, bold artists from Toronto, Montreal, New York and Detroit to together unveil to Toronto a yet-to-be imagined future for a downtown that pulsed with art, connection and interactivity. We thought it was time to spark an expo; A show of force and platform for the creative capital that works and thrives in our North East region.
NXNE ART is not wallpaper. It will be work that transform spaces, invites the public in participation and connects us to one another and our city. It will take place across the festival map through introducing new + lost spaces in a presentation of a public realm that comes alive in art experience.
We look forward to welcoming you to our #massfrontier.
Mark your calendars:
NXNE: June 13-22
NXNE ART: June 16-22
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