NUIT BLANCHE invites you into the heart of Europe!
On 1st October 2016, the NUIT BLANCHE artists will invade the European district for the first time. The true beating heart of the European institutions, this is however an area which is still too often unfamiliar to Brussels’ residents.
In times such as these, when the European Union is faced with multiple crises and when public confidence in its institutions seems shaken, NUIT BLANCHE is a chance for all to reclaim the district and discover its unexpected facets.
The theme of the 2016 event will be Borders, a highly topical issue and one which perfectly represents the aim of Nuit Blanche to break down barriers between individuals, cultures and disciplines, to help bring people together in the city, through art.
This theme resonates particularly strongly in the European context: from the inflow of migrants to the withdrawal characterised by the closing of borders, the artists of NUIT BLANCHE have plenty to make us think.
The route will extend between the European Parliament and the Residence Palace, the first luxury apartment complex built after the First World War, and will spread out around Leopold Park, which once housed the Brussels Zoo and a scientific centre attached to the ULB.
From 7 p.m. to 3 a.m., performances, installations, projections and much more will follow one another in legendary buildings such as the Concert Noble or Solvay Library, but also in lesser-known nooks and crannies of the neighbourhood.