White Night 2018
Presented in Bratislava, White Night is Slovakia’s largest contemporary art festival
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.