Notte bianca

Installations, screenings, performances
Curator of the Notte Bianca: IUNO (Ilaria Gianni and Cecilia Canzani with the collaboration of Giulia Gaibisso)

Thursday 23 November 2023
6 pm – midnight

Free event, advanced booking required
Gardens and historical spaces of Villa Medici

The Notte Bianca returns to Villa Medici on Thursday 23 November to present the work of the current fellows in residence at the French Academy in Rome.

With the Fellows:
Pierre Adrian, Mali Arun, Ismaïl Bahri, Séverine Ballon, Hélène Bertin, Alix Boillot, Madison Bycroft, Laure Cadot, Céline Curiol, Jean-Charles de Quillacq, Ophélie Dozat, Hamedine Kane, Kapwani Kiwanga, Laure Limongi, Morad Montazami, Justinien Tribillon



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Nuit Blanche © Margherita Nuti e Daniele Molajoli

The Notte Bianca offers the Roman public the opportunity to discover the fellow’s research and experimentation in the fields of visual arts, music, literature, restoration, art history and curatorship. In the framework of Villa Medici, a dialogue is established between contemporary creation, history and landscape.

Performances, readings, concerts, installations and screenings unfold in the spaces of Villa Medici: these encounters mark the time of the visit and weave a reflection with the architecture and nature of this place. They give the experience of the multiplicity of research that animates the French Academy in Rome and that, starting from this place, is linked to the city. Conceived as a promenade between historic edifice and gardens of Villa Medici, the 2023 edition of the Notte Bianca opens for the first time the doors of some of the studios of the fellows, workspaces that have hosted artists and academics in residence over the centuries.

The exhibition itinerary, articulated as a choreography of sounds, shapes, lights and voices gives back, through the alternation of private and public spaces, the scenario in which the different researches take shape.

Accompanying the event are artifacts created during a didactic workshop designed for the younger public, invited to observe, visit, and actively participate in the Notte Bianca, as well as a lighting installation that guides visitors in discovering the artworks while also providing a personal interpretation of Villa Medici.