NUIT BLANCHE 2018 - PONT ALEXANDRE III - LE PONT DES ÉCHANGES

NUIT BLANCHE 2018 - PONT ALEXANDRE III - LE PONT DES ÉCHANGES

As part of Nuit Blanche 2018 on Saturday, October 6, Thanks for Nothing presents an artistic, collective and engaging programme.

At the heart of the Invalides Constellation and the Super Kilomètre, created by Gaël Charbau, Artistic Director of this year’s Nuit Blanche, Thanks for Nothing will be on the Pont Alexandre III, exceptionally reserved for pedestrians for the occasion.

In the spirit of Thanks for Nothing’s previous projects, Le Pont des échanges creates a dialogue between the art world and civil associations.

From 7pm to 2am, Thanks for Nothing has created an exceptional programme with performances, readings and screenings for the visitors of the Nuit Blanche. 8 contemporary artists – Wael Alkak, Uriel Barthélémi, Alex Cecchetti, Valérie Mréjen, Melik Ohanian, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Laure Prouvost, Noé Soulier – will present works created especially for this occasion.

In parallel, Thanks for Nothing invites 5 NGOs that work towards the integration of underprivileged communities through access to culture: la Fondation Abbé Pierre, atelier des artistes en exil, Bibliothèques sans frontières, Cultures du cœur and Music Fund. This selection covers the different artistic domains: visual arts, performing arts, literature and music.

Thanks for Nothing also organizes a giant collection of cultural objects on the Pont Alexandre III. A list of material needs for activities and workshops organized by the NGOs has been established: books, textbooks, crayons, different pens, musical instruments, and more. Visitors of the Nuit Blanche are called upon to participate in solidarity and make a donation of these objects. The programme and performances are immaterial acknowledgements for participating in the collection.

Le Pont des échanges is designed by architects and scenographers Jasmin Oezcebi and Franck Vinsot. The project is a nod to inhabited bridges, a contemporary translation of the historic Pont au Change. Spatially, the modules housing the associations are arranged on the Pont Alexandre III, creating visually and symbolically the link between the projects, artists and the visitors between the two banks of the Seine.

Le Pont des échanges is made possible thanks to Carnibird, la Fondation Abbé Pierre and le Perchoir.