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.
Ethan Vogt and Ken Farmer of NBNY
Eva Franch: Practicing architect and curator, Franch is currently the director of the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York.
Stephanie Thayer, Executive Director of the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn
David van der Leer is the Assistant Curator for Architecture and Urban Studies at the Guggenheim Museum.
More panelists to be announced.