Nuit Blanche in Paris celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2022: artists, your time has come

By Cécile D., Anne-christine C. Photos by Laurent P. Published on May 13, 2022 at 4:13 p.m.

This is the event not to be missed: the Nuit Blanche is back in Paris this year, on October 1, 2022, for a very special edition: we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of this artistic event! A call for projects is launched to all artists.

We look forward to it every year, it’s the festive and cultural evening not to be missed: the White Night in Paris is back this October 1, 2022. And for this edition, we are preparing to live an incredible experience. Yes, this year we are celebrating the 20 years of the White Night!

Since 2002, every first Saturday of October, Parisians on the go take advantage of thenight opening many museums and monuments, a unique, festive and unusual opportunity to discover or rediscover our heritage. From 7 p.m. to early morning, contemporary creation in all its forms takes over the public space.

As in 2021, the themes of the‘art and sport will influence the participating artists. The Paris Olympics in 2024 are on everyone’s mind! The City of Paris wants to emphasize “ the Cultural Olympiad “, who must ” bring together art and sport. This anniversary edition will also pay tribute to previous Nuits Blanches and to the creators who have marked its history.

To orchestrate this evening, the town hall entrusted the artistic direction to Kitty Hartl, a curator and programmer who stands out in the organization of interdisciplinary festivals. In 2004, she founded the New Burlesque Cabaret.

But what will we see during this unique evening? It’s up to you to tell us… The City of Paris has launched a call for projects : all the artists who wish can submit their works and ideas, before May 6, 2022.” The Parisian and metropolitan edition of Nuit Blanche 2022 will highlight the themes of garden of delightsof the party and crosses between art and sport. These themes, developed by the artistic direction, are not exclusive. (…) Whatever its nature, your project must benefit from its own financial and technical autonomythat is to say that the artists and project leaders will have to provide the financing themselves, as well as the technical supervision and the equipment necessary for the implementation of the project. »

To find out more about the conditions of participation in this call for projects, consult the Paris.fr page. We wish you good luck!

For 20 years, more than 3,000 contemporary artists illuminated the capital with their creations. Thousands of visitors, Parisians, French or foreigners, came to admire these works and take part in this great nocturnal celebration, which extends throughout the capital.

This 20th edition is doubly special: it is a date anniversary, but it is also the last time that this evening is held in the fall. Parisians have voted: from 2023, the Nuit Blanche will be organized in June. This decision was taken following the last editions, marred by a bad weather report.

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The Parisians have voted. The 2022 edition of the Nuit Blanche will be the last one organized in October. From 2023, this famous cultural and artistic event in Paris will be held in June. [Lire la suite]

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