For one night only, Paris will not sleep. Starting at 7pm on October 3, Paris celebrates Nuit Blanche (sleepless night). Every year in the fall, the City of Light stays awake to showcase a cutting-edge banquet of free contemporary art. The exhibits will invite the public to rediscover the city creating a dialogue between the art work and public spaces or emblematic Parisian buildings.
The 2015 exhibition will focus on two main routes. The first one will go from the gare du Nord (10th) to Aubervilliers, passing by gare Rosa Parks and the entrepôts MacDonald (19th). The second will weave through parc Monceau (8th), the éco-quartier of Clichy-Batignolles (17th) and the Petite Ceinture in the 18th arrondissement to continue beyond city limits.
The 14th edition of Nuit Blanche will have an environmental theme tying in with the World Climate Conference COP21. A total of over 30 artists will participate on the night from the four corners of the world. The roster includes Chinese artist Zhenchen Liu , Friedrich Van Schoor from Germany, Belgian sculptor Berlinde De Bruyckere, British sculptor Anish Kapoor, plus locals Erik Samakh and Félicie d’Estienne d’Orves.
Image: ZHENCHEN LIU, HOTEL DE VILLE, Ice Monument, Installation ©Création Nuit Blanche 2015