While usually artworks during the Nuit Blanche only last one night, this year selected artists have been invited to create long term works. We caught up with some of them as they prepare for the big night. Large scale murals are being painted throughout the 13th District like Borondo (covered here). ‘THE REVOLUTION WILL BE TRIVIALIZED’ by Tristan Eaton is a tongue in cheek play on the famous Gil Scott Heron quote: ‘The revolution will not be televised’. “In a time when protests are becoming the norm from Ferguson to Hong Kong and beyond, it’s easy to see how civil unrest is often co-opted, undermined or diluted by the opportunistic.”
Spanish art activist SpY ( which we saw at Nuart earlier) is creating a large scale slogan in UV light “I’M NOT A REAL ARTIST”.
Parisian artist Thomas Canto is taking over a tunnel with his monochrome and dynamic lines.
Berliner artist Jan Vormann is building an installation ‘ Disptachwork’ made of multicoloured bricks.
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