Nuit Blanche 2020 at Palais Galliera

An annual artistic event dedicated to contemporary art, Nuit Blanche is organized by the city of Paris, every first Saturday of October since 2002.

Following the first metropolitan 2019 edition, Nuit Blanche is, once again this year, co-organized with the Greater Paris Metropolis for an edition that will cover the entire metropolitan territory. For one night (from 7 pm to early morning), contemporary creation in all its forms is honored in the city, in public spaces, in prestigious monuments and buildings that are little known or inaccessible in normal times. 

For this 2020 edition, the artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster will take over the peristyle of the Palais Galliera with a sound installation entitled "Promenade".

Experimental artist, born in 1965 and based in Paris, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster has been exploring since 1990 the modalities of sensory and cognitive relationships between bodies and places, real or fictional, to the point of questioning the distance between organic life and the work. Metabolizing literary and cinematographic, architectural and musical, scientific or pop references, she creates "rooms" and "interiors", "gardens", "attractions" and "planets", in the multiple meanings that these terms take on in the texts of Virginia Woolf or Nathaniel Hawthorne, the Brontë sisters or Thomas Pynchon, Joanna Russ or Philip K. Dick. In Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster's work, this questioning of spaces extends to a questioning of the implicit neutrality of exhibition practices and venues. His "space settings", "anticipations" and "appearances" invade the spectator's senses to make intentional modifications in his memory and imagination.

His sound installation "Promenade" invades the peristyle of the Palais Galliera and offers the spectator a very special immersion, in a sound jungle, under a tropical rain.

This ephemeral work is part of the Nuit Blanche's Right Bank journey that weaves its way from the Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris to the Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris, crossing the sound limbo, virtual wasps and temples of love in the gardens of the Champs-Élysées or New France, to the Palais Galliera and the esplanade and basin of the Palais de Tokyo.

Visitors information : 
. Date : Saturday, October 3, 2020, from 7pm to 2am
. Rate : The event is free and open to all.
. How to get there : Take the Metro (line 9) and get off at the Iéna (or Alma-Marceau) station; enter the Square Brignole-Galliera (located Avenue du Président Wilson, Paris 16th - Attention, it is not accessible through the main entrance of the museum!)


More information : 
>> Consult here the complete program of Nuit Blanche 
>> About Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster's installation

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