A strong comeback for the Nuit Blanche in Winnipeg

Tourism Winnipeg general manager Natalie Thiesen says she’s thrilled to return to an event that looks like it did before COVID-19 hit.

The committee and the artists are super excited to be back on site with great projects, new installations, new activities and to see these corners of the city alive again. We look forward to welcoming peopleshe says in an interview on the morning show from 6 to 9.

A large French-speaking presence

In Saint-Boniface, boulevard Provencher will be a very lively place.

First of all, at the House of Francophone Visual Artists, this will be the last opportunity to see the exhibition Incarnation which depicts the story of the bodies of four visual artists from Western Canada.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy one last time the sound installations of artists Olivia Faye Lathuillière and Scott Fitzpatrick as part of the festival. Send+Receive.

In addition, the House of Francophone Visual Artists will also host, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Pen and the Brush event, organized by the Association of Manitoba Authors and Éditions du Blé.

We do improvisation by inviting artists and writersexplains the author, actor and artist Bertrand Nayet. They are given a theme and two words. Artists have two minutes to begin a drawing. Afterwards, it’s the writers’ turn to insert a word into the drawing.

The guest authors will be Sébastien Gaillard, Suzanne Kennelly and Laurent Poliquin while the artists will be Bertrand Nayet, Monique Fillion and Colette Balcaen.

While walking on boulevard Provencher, it will be possible to admire four new murals created as part of the festival Wall-to-Wall.

In addition, a huge multidisciplinary event will occupy the indoor and outdoor spaces of the Center culturel franco-manitobain and the Théâtre Cercle Molière (TCM).

Rayannah is the artistic designer of the HYPERART event.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Mathilde Gautier

HYPERART is an ephemeral and immersive multidisciplinary campus that intertwines music, visual art, digital art, drag and dance in the heart of Saint-Bonifaceindicates the site of the TCM.

The public is invited to come and see installations and performances that are a bit outside of what the artists do. The whole thing will end with the group La Julia Smith, who is from Chileexplains the project’s designer, Franco-Manitoban artist Rayannah.

This event will be held from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Woman singing into a microphone.

Rayannah was on stage at the Center culturel franco-manitobain for this 53rd edition of the Festival du Voyageur.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Mathilde Gautier

Elsewhere in Winnipeg

An illuminated forest will be installed at Old Market Squarein the Stock Exchange district.

The work of Winnipeg artist Jonathan S Green features flames that squirm between the trees until the vegetation disappears and only the fire remains, before the trees come back to lifewe read on the website of the Nuit Blanche.

In addition, visitors will find Madame Mortel and Sister Sylv’s divination room under a tent.

La Fourche, meanwhile, will host a theatrical event celebrating bees, a beer choir and two digital screenings on the theme of memory and mental health.

Near the CN stage, several old televisions will form a giant screen with which visitors can enjoy an augmented reality experience.

For the first time, a section of the Nuit Blanche will be devoted to the youngest at the Children’s Museum.

A little further, behind the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, at the foot of Esplanade Riel, the Winnipeg Museum of Fine Arts (WAG) and its Qaumajuq pavilion present Ikuma. The installation will highlight, in sound and light, the Aboriginal culture.

On the other hand, in downtown Winnipeg, the WAG will open its doors free of charge to visitors.

With information from Mathilde Gautier

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A strong comeback for the Nuit Blanche in Winnipeg

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