White Night 2018

Pre­sented in Bratislava, White Night is Slo­vakia’s largest con­tem­po­rary art fes­ti­val

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White night is the largest and most vis­ited fes­ti­val of con­tem­po­rary art in Slo­vakia. It is one of the most beau­ti­ful au­tumn events in Bratislava, where you can ex­pe­ri­ence an un­tra­di­tional artis­tic walk through the night city, full of ex­pe­ri­ences and new per­cep­tions. Dur­ing one Satur­day in Oc­to­ber, the night be­comes day and the streets of the city fill up with peo­ple and art. Each vis­i­tor gets an artis­tic map that guides him or her through var­i­ous art spots: vis­ually at­trac­tive in­stal­la­tions, CON­CERTS, iLMS, VAR­I­OUS THE­ATRE plays, dances, lit­er­a­ture and live per­for­mances.

The White Night (Biela Noc) was orig­i­nally cre­ated in Paris in 2002. The project turned out to be re­ally pop­u­lar and has spread around the world. In Slo­vakia, the fes­ti­val is held in Košice and Bratislava. In­deed, it’s the largest and the most fa­mous cel­e­bra­tion of con­tem­po­rary art in the coun­try. And the best part

is that it is free of charge. Dur­ing the White Night, you will be able to dis­cover the night city with lots of unique vis­ual in­stal­la­tions, movies, con­certs, dances, mu­sic, and im­pres­sive live per­for­mances. Vis­i­tors will have spe­cial guide maps with var­i­ous art spots.

The fes­ti­val was cre­ated on pur­pose to give op­por­tu­ni­ties for the new gen­er­a­tion to show their tal­ent and im­prove their abil­i­ties. If you are plan­ning to visit Slo­vakia dur­ing Septem­ber– Oc­to­ber, don’t miss a chance to be­come a part of this in­cred­i­ble event.

The crowd-puller of this year ’s White Night in Bratislava will be A HUGE INlATABLE CLOUD. IF YOU EN­TER IT YOU WILL iND YOUR­SELF IN A fas­ci­nat­ing space in­vented by the art group NUMEN.It was cre­ated by three in­dus­trial de­sign­ers from Aus­tria and Croa­tia: Sven Jonke, Christoph Kat­zler and NIKOLA RADELJKOVIć.

White Night aims to bring con­tem­po­rary art forms and un­con­ven­tional un­recog­nised and im­por­tant places of Euro­pean

cap­i­tals to the gen­eral pub­lic. Start your jour­ney from the beau­ti­ful TYRšOVO NÁBREžIE RIVER­BANK WHICH will of­fer you an in­cred­i­ble view at the Bratislava cas­tle, the rain­bowLIKE OLD BRIDGE, THE iRST BRATISLAVA UFO light­house or the mag­i­cal light land­scape made of drops IN SAD JANKA KRÁĴA!

The con­cept of the event was born at Paris city hall and was spread across the whole world. In French, “nuit blanche” is an an­nual all-night or night-time arts fes­ti­val. A Nuit Blanche will typ­i­cally have mu­se­ums, pri­vate and pub­lic art gal­leries, and other cul­tural in­sti­tu­tions open and free of charge, with the cen­tre of the city it­self be­ing turned into a de facto art gallery, pro­vid­ing space for art in­stal­la­tions, per­for­mances MU­SIC, iLM, DANCE, PER­FOR­MANCE art), themed so­cial gath­er­ings, and other ac­tiv­i­ties. In the 12 years of its his­tory, the con­cept has ex­tended to 10 other lo­ca­tions in Europe and seven else­where in the world, from Buenos Aires to Ky­oto.

‘DNA LEVIATANA’ by Slo­vak artist Pavol Truben.

The work “Clouds” by Slo­vak artists Ilona Németh & Jaro Varga & Mar­ijn Rava.

“DNA LEVIATANA” by Slo­vak artist Pavol Truben. Be­low: “Pêle-Mêle” by French artist Olivier Ratsi.

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