Nuit Blanche 2020

The Nuit Blanche 2020 finally took place last night, despite the fear it may be canceled due to new restrictions. During this night the entire city is charged with all kinds of art installations and artistic performances, museums are open and the city becomes a big open air art center! The Nuit Blanche 2020 was organised with a smaller format and stronger control than the previous years, so that everyone could still enjoy this highly appreciated event during this difficult time.

Last night, we had the privilege to follow Reseau Tram, an association of cultural places in and around places that organizes an afternoon discovery of its members from time to time. For the Nuit Blanche, the first took us at Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, where we were warmly welcomed and introduced to the work of Nicholas Vargelis. The artist has played with the notion of infrastructure through different workshops he organised last summer. The result is a series of moving picture rails used as rails as well as a piece of art in itself that the public can activate to their will!

Artist Nicholas Vargelis introducing his "infrastructures" at Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers

Artist Nicholas Vargelis introducing his “infrastructures” at Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers © TheWaysBeyond 2020

We then moved to Maison Populaire in Montreuil, where Thomas Conchou, the curator of the expo “La clinique du queer”, introduced us to his expo questionning the queer contemporary practices and relationships.

Visiting the expo with Thomas Conchou, curator of "La clinique du queer"

Visiting the expo with Thomas Conchou, curator of “La clinique du queer” © TheWaysBeyond 2020

Ceramic installation by Lou Masduraud at Maison Populaire de Montreuil

Ceramic installation by Lou Masduraud at Maison Populaire de Montreuil © TheWaysBeyond 2020

We finally ended up at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris where Fabrice Hergott, the director of the museum one of the curators of the Nuit blanche, welcome us and introduced us to the different artists exhibited between the museum and the Palais de Tokyo. Although they had only 4 months to prepare for the festival (instead of the usual 12 months), the result was quite impressive!

Sheila Hicks on the façade of Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Sheila Hicks on the façade of Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris © TheWaysBeyond 2020

Organic life by Ian Kiaer discussing with the building of MAM Paris and the Eiffel Tower

Organic life by Ian Kiaer discussing with the building of MAM Paris and the Eiffel Tower © TheWaysBeyond 2020

Jimmie Durham questioning the relations between man and animals

Jimmie Durham questioning the relations between man and animals © TheWaysBeyond 2020

 


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