White Night is a festival of contemporary art, not a festival of lights. A lot of genres are involved, ranging from visual art, including digital art and light design to live performance, music, literature and film. The largest and most-visited international festival of contemporary art
will take place in Bratislava
on September 27 to 29
White Night embodies the desire to (re)discover urban environment which is given a new dimension through art. A city
is transformed into an interactive space whose usual nocturnal cycle ceases to exist for a few hours. Contemporary art breathes life into the city
at night and the night thus becomes “white”.
White Night offers visitors the opportunity to take an unconventional artistic tour of the Slovak capital
by night, full of new experiences and sensations. On the second Saturday of September, night becomes day as the streets of the city
will be filled with people and art. Each visitor will receive a map guiding them along the numerous stops including visually-stunning installations, concerts, films, theatre, dance, literature, live performances, and much more.
This year's highlight is sculpted from a matrix of more than 700.000 LEDs. Axiom is not only a monumental edifice and canvas for audiovisual experimentation but conceptual gateway, one that attempts to 'bridge' our connection with everyday base reality to a seemingly invisible higher order, one that is said to exist in a known yet undiscovered space. Emerging as three symmetrically aligned archways, the installation presents a series of video animations that embody and envelop its surfaces and contours whilst peering inside its virtual volume through an illusion of depth effects.
White Night is a prestigious international art project aimed at bringing near to the general public not only contemporary art forms, but also untraditional, unknown and important spots of big European cities. From Paris, the project expanded into New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Santa Monica, Montreal, Toronto, Rome, Tel Aviv, Gaza, Jerusalem, Madrid, Brussels, Riga, Bucharest, Amsterdam, Brighton, Turin, Naples, St. Petersburg, Bratislava
, among others.
White Night is the largest and most visited festival of contemporary art in Slovakia
. It is one of the most beautiful autumn events
. This year it celebrates its 5th year, where you can experience an untraditional artistic walk through the night city, full of experiences and new perceptions.