Presentation

Nuit Blanche Monaco 2016 - The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

April 29, 2016, Monaco celebrates its Nuit Blanche. All art fans will be thrilled to experience the inaugural Nuit Blanche, a Monegasque event organised by the Princely Government under the initiative of the National Council and executed by Monaco Inter Expo (MIE). A stroll full of surprises and unique aesthetic experiences, produced by a select group of internationally-renowned artists. The sky, the sea, the gardens and walkways, all of the urban dimensions of the Principality are sure to light up for a Nuit Blanche that will highlight, once again, Monaco’s focus on contemporary creation at the highest level.

An ambitious program presented in synergy with the Monegasque Cultural institutions, including Saâdane Afif (France, winner of the Prince Pierre Foundation award in 2006), Doug Aitken (United States), Shana Moulton (United States), Daniel Steegman Mangrané (Spain), Henrik Håkansson (Sweden), Chassol (France) and Gabriel Lester (The Netherlands).

Friday, April 29, 2016, beginning at 19:00. Starting Larvotto Beach.

Free admission, no reservation.

Anna K.E. et Florian Meisenberg

Late Checkout

Terrasse de l'Hôtel Fairmont Monte-Carlo

Augustin Maurs

Water Music (2016) for brass ensemble

Plage du Larvotto

Bettina Allamoda

Bed Bondage / Anti Stationnement

Esplanade du Grimaldi Forum

Binelde Hyrcan

Cambeck

Musée Océanographique

Chassol

Big Sun

Auditorium Rainier III

Christian Waldvogel

Life Cycle (Blade Tip Vortex)

Jetée centrale, Plage du Larvotto

Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

Surucuá, Teque-teque, Arara

Jardin de la Petite Afrique

Doug Aitken

Modern Soul

Plage du Larvotto

Electro Party

DJ Sets

Auditorium Rainier III

Emilie Pitoiset

The Third Party

Auditorium Rainier III

Fabian Marti

TwoHOTEL

Esplanade du Grimaldi Forum

Fanny Lavergne

Sans titre

Auditorium Rainier III

Film and Videos programme

Night Tales

Cinéma des Beaux-Arts

Francesco Vezzoli

The Song of Songs

Villa Sauber

Gabriel Lester

Vayu-Vata

Promenade des Champions

Henrik Håkansson

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Auditorium Rainier III

Isabel Lewis

Strange Action

Troparium, Auditorium Rainier III

Laura Lima and Zé Carlos Garcia

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Plage du Larvotto

Lili Reynaud-Dewar

Live Through That-(New Museum)-WhitePinkGreenBlack

Auditorium Rainier III

Marguerite Humeau

Cleopatra – A Capella Love Song, 2014

Hall du Théâtre Princesse Grace

Marko Lulic

Red Triangle Penetrating a Hexagon

Hexagrace, fresque de Victor Vasarely, terrasse publique de l’Hôtel Fairmont Monte-Carlo

Max Frisinger

Apparatus for Sinking Bodies

Esplanade du Grimaldi Forum

MRS - Musique Rythmique & Sportive

L’Oeil du Cyclone

Terrasse publique de l’Hôtel Fairmont Monte-Carlo

Nova Huta

Showcase

Troparium, Auditorium Rainier III

Oval/Marcus Popp

Showcase

Troparium, Auditorium Rainier III

Saâdane Afif

Mount Moon Takes Monte-Carlo, performed by Wesley Bryon

Les rues de Monaco

Shana Moulton and Nick Hallett

Moments from Whispering Pines featuring vocalist Claire Bergerault

Auditorium Rainier III

Swetlana Heger

A Perfect Place To Be

Hôtel Fairmont Monte-Carlo

Tino Sehgal

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Jardin Japonais

Yannick Cosso

Nuit Noire

Théâtre Princesse Grace

Parking Ostende

Parking des Moulins

Parking du Larvotto

Parking de la Colle

Parking Louis II

Parking du Casino

Nouveau Musée National de Monaco - Villa Sauber

Villa Marlene, un projet de Francesco Vezzoli

Musée Océanographique

Ouverture exceptionnelle de 19h jusqu’à 00h00 le 29 avril 2016

Nouveau Musée National de Monaco - Villa Paloma

10h00-18h00 ; Entrée 6€

Jörg Heiser

Dr. Jörg Heiser is co-editor of international art magazine frieze, co-publisher of frieze d/e, and an art critic writing for Süddeutsche Zeitung.

He is a visiting professor at Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg. All of a Sudden: Things that Matter in Contemporary Art (Sternberg Press) was published in 2008, and his next book Double Lives between Art and Pop Music will also be published with Sternberg in 2016.

Exhibitions curated by Heiser include Romantic Conceptualism (2007, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, BAWAG Foundation Vienna, catalogue), Fare Una Scenata/Making a Scene (Fondazione Morragreco, Naples, 2008), Trailer Park (Teatro Magherita, Bari, 2010/11), and Hybrid Naples, a string of four exhibitions (Fondazione Morragreco, 2013/14). He lives in Berlin.

Editorial by Jörg Heiser – Artistic Director

The First Monaco Nuit Blanche: The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

The First Monaco Nuit Blanche will take place on the night of 29th April 2016, with some projects heralding the events in the preceding days, and some events reaching into the following day. It is a public project under the supervision of the Principality’s Department of Cultural Affairs.

Contemporary art, performance, film, music, and dance, conceived by more than 20 internationally reputed artists, will take over Monaco, from the beaches to the harbor, celebrating the possibilities of imagination and surprise.

The Nobel-Prize laureate and world famous physicist Richard Feynman coined the phrase ‘the pleasure of finding things out’ to describe the curiosity that drives scientists, as well as artists. He also described this curiosity as going beyond the mere appreciation of the beautiful form, towards the appreciation of the beauty of structures, processes, and ideas themselves.

With Cristina Ricupero (Paris) and Leonardo Bigazzi (Florence), the first Monaco Nuit Blanche is an ambitious attempt to bring this spirit literally to the street, the stage, the water, the sky, creating a string of manifestations involving airplanes, boats, horses, music (including members of Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra), but most essentially: great artistic ideas stimulating unique aesthetic experiences. As such, though called like eponymous events in major metropolises like Paris or Toronto, the character of Monaco’s Nuit Blanche is one not of a multi-spectacle fairground, but of a choreography of occurrences. That said, the artistic presentations are pronouncedly accessible to the general public, at no entrance charge. They are conceived and realized by internationally renowned artists including Saâdane Afif (France, awarded the Fondation Prince Pierre Prize in 2006), Doug Aitken (USA), or Laura Lima (Brazil), as well as internationally shown artists Yannick Cosso, Binelde Hyrcan and Fanny Lavergne who are alumni of Pavillon Bosio, Monaco’s artschool.

 

The aim of this first Monaco Nuit Blanche is to celebrate, and create a sense for, that which goes beyond the preconceived notion of what can or can’t be done in Monaco, unique place with a long cultural tradition.

Artists

  Saâdane Afif

Mount Moon Takes Monte-Carlo, performed by Wesley Bryon

  Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

Surucuá, Teque-teque, Arara

  Gabriel Lester

Vayu-Vata

  Bettina Allamoda

Bed Bondage / Anti Stationnement

  Fabian Marti

TwoHOTEL

  Max Frisinger

Apparatus for Sinking Bodies

  Francesco Vezzoli

The Song of Songs

  Lili Reynaud-Dewar

Live Through That-(New Museum)-WhitePinkGreenBlack

  Yannick Cosso

Nuit Noire

  Binelde Hyrcan

Cambeck

  Fanny Lavergne

Sans titre

  Emilie Pitoiset

The Third Party

  Marguerite Humeau

Cleopatra – A Capella Love Song, 2014

  Swetlana Heger

A Perfect Place To Be

  Doug Aitken

Modern Soul

  Augustin Maurs

Water Music (2016) for brass ensemble

  Christian Waldvogel

Life Cycle (Blade Tip Vortex)

  Marko Lulic

Red Triangle Penetrating a Hexagon

  Isabel Lewis

Strange Action

  Shana Moulton and Nick Hallett

Moments from Whispering Pines featuring vocalist Claire Bergerault

  Oval/Marcus Popp

Showcase

  Chassol

Big Sun

  Nova Huta

Showcase

  Electro Party

DJ Sets

Access

By bus

Shuttle Nuit Blanche : Monaco-Ville Larvotto/Larvotto Monaco-Ville non-stop service from 00:00 to 05:00
Monaco Bus

Monaco night bus

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Nice–Menton schedules

Nice airport–Menton night schedules

By car

Parking de la Colle, des Moulins, du Larvotto, Louis II and Ostende : 0,10€ for each 15-minute period from 18:00 to 08:00

Parking du Casino : €3 evening rate available exclusively for all admissions between 18:00 and 20:00

Parking list

Our partners

official partners

How will your support as an official partner surprise the public of the “Nuit Blanche”?

The cuisine has a deep cultural, symbolic and emotional dimension… The Chefs are now considered as authors, artists combining cuisine and visual art.

The caterer A ROCA Gourmet offers a “Monegasque Dolce Vita” experience, a precise mise en scene of cocktails just like for paintings and graphic compositions which are accurate to the millimetre.

Since 25 years now, The caterer A ROCA Gourmet inspires itself on traditional recipes belonging to the Monegasque Heritage, continuous innovation in the preparation and the unique presentation of its performances… Our motto: Federate passionate about culinary culture: good, healthy and beautiful…

Our support to the “Nuit Blanche” is for us just obvious…

… The Caterer A ROCA Gourmet: indisputable player among the culinary culture of the Principality!

Since 25 years, the Caterer A ROCA Gourmet prepares the specialties of the Riviera with refinement and subtlety to offer an authentic and gastronomic cuisine.

Indispensable caterer for your big events, cocktails, aperitifs, business lunches or weddings, A ROCA Gourmet offers you a unique experience of La Dolce Vita.

A dedicated and qualified A Roca Gourmet team to fulfil all your expectations.

arocagourmet.com

How will your support as an official partner surprise the public of the Nuit Blanche?

Danish Design brand, BoConcept has built, over the years and thanks to its team of talented designers, a strong identity based on iconic designs.

Founded in 1952, BoConcept develops collections based on three fundamental values: quality, functionality and elegance.

This season we present the latest news for 2016: BoConcept reveals tomorrow’s icons between rigorous lines, quality of materials, ultimate comfort and functionality. 

“Feel at home even when you are not”

The Danish design brand is proud to join the first edition of “Nuit Blanche” with the furnishing of the Lounge areas permitting the audience fully to enjoy the show by being comfortably seated.

BoConcept, your official design conceptor.

BoConcept was founded in Denmark in 1952 and has a long-standing tradition of modern design furniture with the highest functionality, design and quality. A wide range of Danish design furniture for the living room, bedroom, dining room and home office is to be discovered on 32 boulevard des Moulins, Monaco. Almost all our design furniture is modular and can be customised. Furthermore, we can personalize your interior project by our “3D interior decoration service” available in the store or coming to your place at home.

boconcept.com

institutional partners

partners

Acknowledgements

The Nuit Blanche of Monaco warmly thanks all the following institutions and organisations:

Press

For information on press activities, thank you for contacting us at the following address: press@nuitblanche.mc

Contact

For general inquiries, thank you for contacting us at the following address: contact@nuitblanche.mc

Jörg Heiser

General commissioner

Julien Cellario

Chief operating officer

Philippine Salvo

Assistant director

Julien Burle

Project coordinator - Department of Cultural Affairs

Jérôme Noguera

Technical director

Elisabeth de Lapresle-Wennberg

Project manager - Sponsorships

Chloé Angiolini

Project manager - Cultural mediation

Jean-Marc Michalik

Communication officer

Laëtitia Grange

Digital communication officer

Alicia Debieuvre

Project manager - Management and administration