From the Torontoist:
2012 was Jorn Weisbrodt’s coming out as a major player in Canada’s artistic community. It was his inaugural year as the artistic director of Luminato, the annual “festival of ideas and creativity.” He was the face of the event, but most of the programming decisions had been made well before he took over. The 2013 edition, as Luminato CEO Janice Price pointed out at today’s lineup announcement at the Sony Centre, is the first festival created 100 per cent under Weisbrodt’s supervision.
As far as changes go, first off, plain old “Luminato” is now “Luminato Festival.” The signature blue background on the publicity materials has been swapped out for a palette of pastel rectangles. Weisbrodt called the new colours “childlike,” which he says represents the way good art should make one feel—like a child experiencing a new sight, thought, or feeling for the first time. Whereas he compared last year’s festival to a storm crash-landing in downtown Toronto, the 2013 festival, which runs from June 14 to June 23, is more like a playground, with its heavier elements offset by more lighthearted projects.