Organizing the 15th White Night in Paris, here is Charlotte Laubard’s challenge for 2017. After Jean de Loisy, this art historian and curator is entrusted with livening up Paris streets on Saturday October 7, 2017. To do so, Charlotte Laubard chose to be surrounded by 30 artists and groups to unite for a joint task, an art front against fear temptation.
During the presentation of the White Night 2017 trail, Charlotte Laubard explained that “The White Night feeds upon Paris fears” and is about to celebrate social mix by going north in the Chapelle area and in the center at Châtelet.
All in all, 28 works of art have been set up by artists or ordered by the city to shake up Paris for a night:
(Complete program coming soon)
Details of the 13 works of the North trail of the White Night 2017
Rail Océan, a night on SNCF railway tracks
For the white Night 2017, the SNCF organizes a great evening on the disused railway tracks of the 18th arrondissement with the participation of the group MU. All Saturday October 7 night, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., you can enjoy 13 duets of composers on wide railway area. Night owls, this is for you!
Ruth Ewan’s Bal Pop’ at the 104
The Centquatre (104), located in Paris 19th arrondissement, regularly welcomes the Bal Pop’ to make everyone dance while bringing public dances back to life. For the White Night, on October 7, 2017, Bal Pop’ artistic direction is entrusted to artist Ruth Ewan and gives a political taste to the whole.
DOC creates a TV set at the Collège Daniel Mayer
For the White Night 2017, the collective DOC takes over a junior high school and creates a TV set on from Saturday October 7 to Sunday October 8. All night long, inhabitants of the neighborhood and members of associations as well as authors will come to seat and talk about social issues.
Bom Bom’s Dream at Rosa Parks station
This Saturday October 7, 2017, head to Rosa Parks station. For the White Night 2017, Jeremy Deller and Celicia Bnegolea present Bom Bom’s destiny. This Japanese female dancer and dancehall passionate decides to go to Jamaica and take part in a contest, is she going to make a fool of herself or will she succeed in seizing a culture that is not hers?
(La)Horde performing at the Halle Hébert
For the White Night, the collective (La)Horde takes over the Halle Hébert, a SNCF wilderness to be destroyed by the end of the year. All night long, on Saturday October 7, the trio of (La)Horde will offer us a crazy night, like an uprising-flavored night in a disused shed. The whole will be recorded for posterity.
Silent! Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz’s video
Invited by Charlotte Laubard for the White Night 2017, Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz call us into mind with a shocking video clip. A singer rebels and decides to keep quiet while all the cameras are filming her… This Saturday October 7, 2017, we become aware of silent is political!
Transport à dos d’hommes, Bertille Bak’s video at the Gare de l’Est
For the White Night 2017, Bertille Bak shows us the daily life of Gypsy communities in front of the Gare de l’Est in Paris. Her video “Transport à dos d’hommes” (Carrying on men’s shoulders) aims at giving us a caricatural vision of the Gypsies, an almost invisible community for Parisians.
The Bible of Xenoxenism at the Tristan Tzara gym
This Saturday October 7, 2017, Benjamin Efrati and Miracle will suppress the tendency of “othering” with a video screened at the Tristan Tzara gym. All night long, 6 screens will display slogans such as preachments from the Bible of Xenoxenism to make us understand what the “Other” lives!
SRA Polaroiska at the Halle Hébert
Bertille Bak’s imposed figures at the Ecole Guadeloupe
Anne de Vries’s rave party at the Ostermeyer gym
Details of the 15 works of the Center trail of the White Night 2017
Olivier Dubois invites 300 dancers at the Canopée des Halles
For the White Night 2017, choreographer and dancer Olivier Dubois invites 300 dancers and 150 amateur musicians to take over the Canopée des Halles for a collective and monumental gesture. Don’t miss it on Saturday October 7, 2017.
The trial of fiction at the Salle du Conseil de Paris
Light concerts at Saint-Merry Church
A DJ set at the Centre Pompidou
Tortilla Flat series by Collective Treize at the Forum des Images
English Magic at the Nelson Mandela Garden
Pinault Collection at Saint-Eustache Church
Rebirth of the Chapelle du Souvenir de la Charcuterie Française
PNL x Invernomuto at the Salle Labrouste of the BNF
I Love Transmedia, the electro night at the Gaîté Lyrique
L’Assemblé des Culs live at the Arts et Métiers Conservatoire
A documentary about Bourdonnais agricultural secondary school at the Arts et Métiers Conservatoire
As a complement to these 28 works chosen by Charlotte Laubard to take over the public space, dozens of other venues in Paris and throughout the Ile de France region will do their own White Night and offer animations.
Discover them, now!
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