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Nomadic Architecture

Aga Khan Museum, Aga Khan Park & Ismaili Centre Toronto

Performance Art

Still from "Disruption As Rapture", 2016
Photo: Shahzia Sikander, Courtesy of the Artist

The Aga Khan Museum, Ismaili Centre of Toronto and the Aga Khan Park come alive with immersive and exciting performances and installations.

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The Aga Khan Museum, Ismaili Centre Toronto, and Aga Khan Park return to Nuit Blanche Toronto with an evening of transcendental, and free, performances, installations, and experiences.

A monumental 15-foot installation by acclaimed artist Shazia Sikander, Disruption as Rapture (2016), animates the 18th-century Gulshan-i ‘Ishq (Rose Garden of Love) manuscript, an original folio of which is in the Museum’s Permanent Collection, viewable with extended opening hours.

Under the banner of Nomadic Architecture, audiences can move throughout the site for a range of free experiences:

Sikander will give a lecture at the Ismaili Centre Social Hall at 7;

The Museum Auditorium features classical Indian music from 830-1030;

The Courtyard hosts the multi-disciplinary, immersive ANU from 11-midnight;

Galleries are open by donation until midnight;

The Ismaili Centre will offer midnight tours;

Between 8pm and 6am, a range of performances fill two yurts in the Park: Experimental avant-rock, traditional and more from artists including Doomsquad, members of Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Nishtiman and Suuns; Kamancello; Cris Derksen and others; partners Raag Mala and Rumi Canada offer unique experiences including sunrise raags and a celebration of the poet Rumi’s birthday.

Suitable for all ages

Aga Khan Museum, Aga Khan Park & Ismaili Centre Toronto

77 Wynford Drive

This project is outdoors.