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September 23, 2009
Players announced for IAIN BAXTER's Monopoly with Real Money
  
The City of Toronto today announced the roster of players who will be participating in a game of Monopoly played all night long with actual Canadian currency in the TMX Broadcast Centre Gallery at 130 King Street West on October 3, 2009.

The project, entitled Monopoly with Real Money, by conceptual artist IAIN BAXTER&, is part of the Zone B curated exhibition by Jim Drobnick and Jennifer Fisher entitled 'NIGHTSENSE'.

Money becomes a conceptual and tactile medium as Toronto celebrities play the iconic real estate board game through the night. This timely restaging of the artist's 1973 event draws eerie connections between the 1970s era-defining recession and today's market meltdown. Monopoly, patented during the Great Depression, gains new relevance with every boom-and-bust cycle. Does it provide an escape from the grim reality of stock-market crashes and factory layoffs, or offer a training ground for the next generation of entrepreneurs? Unlikely combinations of media personalities, financiers and developers vie for prize properties in an uncertain investment climate - all played in cold, hard cash.

The schedule and appearance of players is as follows:
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Brad J. Lamb, Enza Anderson, Rana Florida, Richard Florida, Shawn Hewson
9:00 p.m - 11:00 p.m: Amish Patel, David Silcox, Jane Corkin, K-OS, Maggie Cassella
11:00 p.m - 1:00 a.m.: Carson Arthur, Jemeni, Massimo Capra, Roger Mooking, Sol Guy and Yasmin Warsame
1:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.: Camille Turner, Dalton Higgins, Hal Niedzviecki, Hannah Sung, Jennifer Hollett, Trevor Boris
3:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.: Brian D'Souza, Che Kothari, Devo Brown Josh Matlow, Justin Rutledge, Tej Hunjan
5:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.: Catherine Maitland, Elizabeth Abbott, TBD, TBD.

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche is Toronto's annual free all-night celebration of contemporary art, produced by the City of Toronto in collaboration with Toronto's arts community. For one sleepless night the familiar is discarded and Toronto is transformed into an artistic playground, as contemporary art installations are found in unlikely places throughout the city. Also, Toronto museums, galleries, art venues, neighbourhoods and institutions open their doors for one night only - all night long. Full programming and event details are available at http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca


Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for its charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in 2008 the Bank provided about $43 million in sponsorships and donations to a variety of projects and initiatives, primarily in the areas of healthcare, education, social services and arts and culture. For more information the public can visit http://www.scotiabank.com.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.




Media contact: Giannina Warren, Economic Development, Culture and Tourism, 416-395-7318, gwarren@toronto.ca

Biographies of the artist and the Monopoly Players
http://www.toronto.ca/pdf/SNB09_backgrounder_monopoly_1.pdf


 

 

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