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Illuminating the City: Site-Specific Art as Urban Activator

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Public Programs

Illuminating the City: Site-Specific Art as Urban Activator

October 8 2011

Building on Flash:Light, a night-time art event produced in conjunction with the Festival of Ideas for the New City, Nuit Blanche New York will transform Greenpoint’s industrial waterfront with Bring to Light: Nuit Blanche New York on Saturday October 1, 2011. On the following Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 4 p.m., a panel of artists, urbanists, and curators will come together at the New Museum to examine documentation from Bring to Light in the context of artistic interventions in contested space. Moderated by Eva Franch, director of the Storefront for Art and Architecture, noted participants will explore the potential of the “Nuit Blanche” model to reimagine public space and catalyze dialogue.

A non-profit, civic event, Bring to Light: Nuit Blanche New York provides a unique platform for artists working with light, sound, projection, and performance outside traditional exhibition spaces. Originating in Paris in 2001, Nuit Blanche is a global network of locally-organized, night-time art festivals. Bring to Light is the signature festival of NBNY, founded in 2010.