Ever flowers have captured the discord. The Bouquet Tulip of the american artist Jeff Koons will be unveiled on 4 October, said the city of Paris, in presenting on Wednesday the broad outlines of the 18th edition of the white Night, which will be held the next day. “On 4 October, unless an unforeseeable event, will be inaugurated the Bouquet of Tulips by Jeff Koons. It is inscribed on the agenda of the mayor of Paris, and of mine,” said the alderman to the Culture of the City of Paris, Christophe Girard.

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The inauguration of this sculpture is controversial (10 metres high and weighing 30 tonnes) will be in the presence of the artist, which regularly does controversy for his works considered kitsch and point to the commodification of excessive contemporary art. The former us ambassador Jane Hartley will also be present.

originally, this work had been proposed by the american embassy to the city hall of Paris, after the terrorist attacks of 2015, as a tribute to the victims. Jeff Koons had called for it to be installed close to the Trocadéro, between the museum of modern art and the Palais de Tokyo, a place frequented by tourists.

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Before the lifting of shields, a location more discreet, visible from the small Palace and a short walk from the american embassy, had been elected on a municipal garden.

on The eve of the Night-White

The inauguration will take place a few hours before a sleepless Night placed under the sign of movement and mobility, with an abundance of projects, under the guidance of Didier Fusillier as artistic director, and Jean-Max Colard, art adviser.

Among them, the installation of a velodrome on a portion of the device, between porte de Pantin and porte de la Villette, a crossing on foot or in small strides via two routes of approximately 8 km across several places of the capital (Louvre Museum, the théâtre du Châtelet, palais de Chaillot…) as well as a parade, linking the place de la Concorde, Bastille, inviting big names of the contemporary art.

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The opportunity to admire the pyramid of mirrors designed by Daniel Buren, of which this is the first participation for a sleepless Night, the Godzilla of the company The plastic shuttlecocks, platforms drawn by horses in costume party desired by the artist Annette Messager or a thruster of cotton candy, created by Vivien Roubaud.