Nuit Blanche 2017
Caroline Bourgeois selected them to echo the theme "Faire œuvre commune" (“work together”) chosen by Charlotte Laubard, artistic director of Nuit Blanche 2017. Jeremy Deller's English Magic was shown in the Nelson Mandela Garden and Anri Sala’s Uomoduomo and Lutz Bacher’s PLEASE (LC) in the nearby St. Eustache Church, long a partner of Nuit Blanche. Percussionists performing music by Vaughan Williams and David Bowie, were answered by Leonard Cohen's muted, multiplied prayer and the restless sleep of a man who had taken refuge in the Duomo of Milan.
This was the first time the Pinault Collection teamed up with Nuit Blanche, which has become a contemporary art must in Paris. The collection wanted to establish strong ties with the cultural and urban environment of the Bourse du Commerce, its new home in the heart of the capital.