Nuit Blanche 2018
Under the artistic direction of Gaël Charbau
Sponsor: Ville de Paris
Where will you be tonight at Nuit Blanche? In the subway, on the tramway, in the middle of a jungle of green plants, or near a red mud geyser, in the basins of the Cité des Sciences? Will you attend one of the twelve parades held every hour in the Town Hall’s festival hall? Will you stroll along My Super Kilometre, made pedestrian between the Hôtel des Invalides and the Grand Palais… or will you find yourself lost in the open-air theatre of our lives, which takes over the whole of Île Saint-Louis? Will you give in to the influence of the new magicians at the Théâtre du Rond-Point? We will surely meet each other in the Nelson Mandela gardens, in those of La Villette or in the middle of the Paris Zoological Park, bathed in the sleep of the species. Continue straight ahead, after passing along the twilight banks of Lake Daumesnil, towards the secrets of the Great Rock…
This new edition of Nuit Blanche renews the challenge of bringing together artists and emblematic sites of the capital. Many of these monuments have never been invested by this extraordinary event before – many of these young artists have never been confronted with these scales before. Distributed in four routes, four autonomous “constellations” with very different environments, this 17th edition stages ambitious projects, sometimes a little crazy, following these imaginary lines of our shared stories. Go through these constellations that cross the capital – from medieval Paris to the recent reopening of the zoo – like moles on the skin of the metropolis…. Months of work have been necessary to make these dreams come true and to share with as many people as possible this journey in today’s art: with all the artists and all those who have worked without counting on the success of this crossing of the contemporary imagination, we wish each other a beautiful and infinite night.