HARBOURFRONT CENTRE ILLUMINATES TORONTO’S DOWNTOWN WATERFRONT WITH NORDIC LIGHTS

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  • January 25, 2022

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January 25 – TORONTO, ON – Harbourfront Centre is excited to announce the world premiere of NORDIC LIGHTS: a free outdoor series of spectacular light installations running from January 27 to February 13, 2022, inviting Canadians to discover the best of contemporary Nordic light art by the waterfront this winter season. 

This uniquely immersive collaboration, led by visual artists and lighting and video designers from Canada, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden is co-produced by Fjord Studio. Transforming Harbourfront Centre’s ten-acre campus on the waterfront into an open-air gallery creates a COVID-safe collective art experience for the city’s residents and visitors to enjoy. In addition to the light installations, award-winning Icelandic writer Kristin Gunnarsdóttir is commissioned to create a creative response to the exhibition. This audio tour will be available at harbourfrontcentre.com as of January 28, 2022.

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Fjord Studio was founded by artist and curator Anastasia Isachsen and producer Frank Isachsen, the team behind the light art festival Fjord Oslo. Since 2020, their work has expanded to conceptualize and produce temporary and permanent projects at the intersection of art and technology in Norway and internationally. “NORDIC LIGHTS is a celebration of both Nordicness and the broad exploration of light art. It is significant in these times of separation to unite artists from Nordic countries and Canada and present an expressive, poetic and inspiring exhibition, bringing light and art to everyone in Toronto,” says Anastasia Isachsen, Fjord Studio, curator of NORDIC LIGHTS.

Considered the kick-off event to Nordic Bridges, Harbourfront Centre’s year-long multidisciplinary cultural initiative that celebrates the shared values of creativity, innovation, inclusivity and sustainability between Canada and the Nordic Region in a series of programs from performing and digital arts, to craft and design, literature and film, NORDIC LIGHTS is a symposium of artworks designed to inspire a conversation about distinct Nordic identity across continents and about our unique Nordic connection via nature and shared values, ultimately uniting our past and our future. “Harbourfront Centre welcomes our audiences back for this large-scale, illuminating outdoor winter experience, a dazzling display of Nordic and Canadian light art which speaks to our shared northern landscape, and also illustrates the collaborative nature of Nordic Bridges,” says Laura McLeod, Director of Cultural Engagement and Lead Producer for Nordic Bridges.

NORDIC LIGHTS is supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Waterfront Business Improvement Area, Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Icelandair, NEXT Magazine, Nordic Culture Point and Nordic Culture Fund.

Dates: January 27 – February 13, 2022 

Time: 5:00–10:00pm (daily)

Venue:

Harbourfront Centre Campus

235 Queens Quay West

Toronto, ON

M5J 2G8

Canada

For high-resolution images, please click HERE.

About Harbourfront Centre

Harbourfront Centre is a leading international centre for contemporary arts, culture and ideas, and a registered, charitable not-for-profit cultural organization operating a 10-acre campus on Toronto’s central waterfront. Harbourfront Centre provides year-round programming 52 weeks a year, seven days a week, supporting a wide range of artists and communities. We inspire audiences and visitors with a breadth of bold, ambitious and engaging experiences, and champion contemporary Canadian artists throughout their careers, presenting them alongside international artists, and fostering national and international artistic exchange between disciplines and cultures.

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Harbourfront Centre
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Toronto , Canada
https://harbourfrontcentre.com/
About Harbourfront Centre

Harbourfront Centre is a leading international centre for contemporary arts, culture and ideas, and a registered, charitable not-for-profit cultural organization operating a 10-acre campus on Toronto’s central waterfront. Harbourfront Centre provides year-round programming 52 weeks a year, seven days a week, supporting a wide range of artists and communities. We inspire audiences and visitors with a breadth of bold, ambitious and engaging experiences, and champion contemporary Canadian artists throughout their careers, presenting them alongside international artists, and fostering national and international artistic exchange between disciplines and cultures.


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