What to see, what to do? On June 1, Paris transforms into an open-air gallery with Nuit Blanche

What to see, what to do? On June 1, Paris transforms into an open-air gallery with Nuit Blanche
What to see, what to do? On June 1, Paris transforms into an open-air gallery with Nuit Blanche

On the occasion of the 23rd edition of Nuit Blanche, curator and art critic Claire Tancons is waking up Greater Paris to pay tribute to contemporary creation and overseas arts. The nocturnal event, punctuated by installations and performances which take over public space and museum institutions, in Paris but also in around thirty metropolitan municipalities and in Rouen, will this year highlight works from the French territories of overseas such as Guadeloupe, Mayotte and Guyana.

“The artists of Nuit Blanche 2024 are representative of the diversity of contemporary globalized artistic practices rather than representing a national affiliation”, specifies the artistic director of the event. For a successful evening vigil, we tell you everything you shouldn’t miss from the hundred or so artistic offerings spread across Île-de-France.

Meet at the Théâtre de la Ville – Sarah Bernhardt for the performance I CAN(‘t) BREATHE, by visual artist and author Jean-François Boclé and choreographer Julien Boclé. The Martinique duo will offer a rereading of George Floyd’s last words through the analyzes of psychiatrist Frantz Fanon, a major figure in decolonialism, particularly in Algeria, through a choreographed show.

Near the Chapel of the Pitié Salpêtrière hospital, there will be a large format textile and video installation by Guyanese Tabita Rezaire, while the Belleville park will temporarily be transformed into an open-air cinema for the screening of the documentary Koropa, shot in Mayotte by director Laura Henno, who questions migration issues. In Aubervilliers, the film Critical failure, by Franco-Moroccan artist Phoenix Atala, will consider a future in the representation of racialized queer communities.

As the Olympics approach, the nighttime event also gives a nod to the Olympic Games with WELÉLÉ!!!, by Guadeloupean artist Kenny Dunkan. This collective stroll on skateboards between City Hall and Place de la République will show this new Olympic discipline in a different light.

At the Carreau du Temple, a show by violinist Romuald Grimbert-Barré and choreographer Johana Malédon will combine fencing, dance and music. At the White Coats Hall, you can watch the performance Ring of My Dreams, by Julie Coulon. Finally, at the EDF Group Foundation, to close the night in beauty and glitter, Sara Forever, finalist of the second season of Drag Race Francewill present a unique performance during a free-access evening, which will also be punctuated by a DJ set by La Boum and a show by the Famille Maraboutage collective.

Nuit Blanche 2024 will be held on June 1st.

Konbini, partner of the City of Paris.

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