The Palais de Tokyo is still celebrating its grand re-opening after having been closed for renovation for almost one year. That means that this year’s Nuit Blanche will be bigger than ever at this museum of contemporary art. In order to reinforce its reputation as Paris’s fun and quirky museum, the Palais de Tokyo has a very interesting lineup planned for the Nuit Blanche, a major event in which Parisians stay up all night to participate in the various cultural activities are organized across the city.
This Saturday, October 6, 2012, the Palais de Tokyo will offer a night of off-beat performances, film screenings and art installations. First off, visitors can enjoy a performance by the “Guignols,” which are a group of puppets very famous in France for their weeknight comedic news program. From 8 p.m. until 2 a.m., the Guignols will be present “in person” in order to deliver the news in their unique way.
Even for those who do not speak French, this provides an interesting glimpse into contemporary French pop culture. Plus, these performances are accompanied by a never-before-seen exhibition on the universe of marionettes. The activities include workshops that demonstrate how puppets are created as well as a photo booth where visitors can have their pictures taken with puppets.
In addition to the activities revolving around puppets, those who visit the Palais de Tokyo during Nuit Blanche can also enjoy a tribute to short films that stand out in creativity, experimentation and narrative. From 7 p.m. until 2 a.m., a collection of 30 experimental short films will be screened at the museum. Guests staying at the Hotel Louvre Marsollier therefore have a few great reasons to check out the Palais de Tokyo this Saturday night.