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White Night – Nuit Blanche 2017 in Paris: the works of the official trail

Published on 7 October 2017 By Elodie D.
(La)Horde Nuit Blanche

For this White Night 2017 held on Saturday October 7, Charlotte Laubard invited about 30 artists and groups to take over the popular Paris. For her, it was simple, the White Night should go North, to the Chapelle area and go down to the Halles a very popular and crowded neighborhood, to show art is everywhere and comes in all shapes. So, what does this trail have in store?

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!

    Nuit Blanche 2017 : Rail Océan une soirée sur les voies SNCF
  • 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.

    Nuit Blanche 2017 : Bal Pop' Ruth Ewan au 104
  • 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.


    Nuit Blanche 2017 : DOC installe un plateau télé au Collège Daniel Mayer
  • 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?

    Nuit Blanche 2017 : Bom Bom's Dream dans la gare Rosa Parks
  • (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.


    Nuit Blanche 2017 : (La)Horde en performance à la Halle Hébert
  • 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!

    Nuit Blanche 2017 : Silent ! la vidéo de Pauline Boudry et Renate Lorenz
  • 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.


    Nuit Blanche 2017 : Transport à dos d'hommes, vidéo Gare de l'Est
  • 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!

    Nuit Blanche 2017 : la Bible du Xénoxénisme au gymnase Tristan Tzara

  • SRA Polaroiska at the Halle Hébert


    SRA Polaroiska à la Halle Hébert
  • Bertille Bak’s imposed figures at the Ecole Guadeloupe


    les figures imposées de Bertille Bak
  • Anne de Vries’s rave party at the Ostermeyer gym

    Critical Mass, pure immanence, anne de vries

  • Poster for Tomorrow at the Esplanade Nathalie Sarraute


    Poster for Tomorrow

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.

    Nuit Blanche : Olivier Dubois à la Canopée des Halles
  • Invisible Playgournd at the Parc Rives de Seine

    Nuit Blanche 2017 : invisible playground

  • Chto Delat, in front of the City HallNuit Blanche 2017 : chto delat à l'hôtel de ville
  • The trial of fiction at the Salle du Conseil de Paris


    Nuit Blanche 2017 : le procès de la fiction au conseil de Paris

  • A plea for migrants at the Place Baudoyer

    Nuit Blanche 2017 : une plaidoirie pour les migrands place baudoyer
  • Light concerts at Saint-Merry Church

    Nuit Blanche 2017 : concert église saint-merry
  • A DJ set at the Centre Pompidou

    Nuit Blanche 2017 : un DJ Set au Centre Pompidou
  • Tortilla Flat series by Collective Treize at the Forum des Images

    Nuit Blanche 2017 : tortilla flat au Forum des Images
  • English Magic at the Nelson Mandela Garden

    Nuit Blanche 2017 : english magic au Jardin Mandela
  • Pinault Collection at Saint-Eustache Church

    Nuit Blanche 2017 à l'Eglise Saint-Eustache
  • Rebirth of the Chapelle du Souvenir de la Charcuterie Française

    Nuit Blanche 2017 : la chapelle du souvenir de la Charcuterie française de l'église saint-eustache
  • PNL x Invernomuto at the Salle Labrouste of the BNF

    Nuit Blanche 2017 : les oeuvres officielles !
  • I Love Transmedia, the electro night at the Gaîté Lyrique

    I LOVE TRANSMEDIA #6 - le festival de la nouvelle création
  • L’Assemblé des Culs live at the Arts et Métiers Conservatoire

    Nuit Blanche 2017 : l'assemblée des culs en concert
  • A documentary about Bourdonnais agricultural secondary school at the Arts et Métiers Conservatoire

    Nuit Blanche 2017 : saturnine au conservatoire des Arts et Métiers

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!

To know more about the White Night 2017:

The White Night 2017 in Ile de France:


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