Brooklyn's "Bring To Light" Festival Illuminates One Of NYC's Artiest Neighborhoods

Nuit Blanche is French for “white night,” but the festival that goes by that name prefers the phrase’s “all-nighter” connotation. Since the late 80s, the concept of a “Nuit Blanche” is an annual cultural spectacle spanning cities all over the world, where galleries and museums stay open late and artworks spill over into public spaces for a dazzling display of nighttime creativity.

Tomorrow night, October 1, the Bring To Light division of the festival is set to shed new light on NYC’s Greenpoint neighborhood, an industrial water-adjacent artists’ enclave in the northwest corner of Brooklyn. Bring To Light has plenty of projections, performances and light installations planned, and these works will use the city streets as their backdrop.

Of the multitude of events planned for Saturday night, we’re excited for the New York premiere of Commercial Break, screening on the waterfront from 6 PM to midnight. The film, presented by the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture explores the intersection between advertising, art and culture, taking a look at the distinctive fusion of high and low in modern-day society. Commercial Break features the talents of Meredith Danluck, who we interviewed recently about her Venice Biennale installation and her opinions on creativity.

See more intriguing images from Commercial Break here.

As Bring To Light is similar to last week’s DUMBO Arts Festival, it’s fitting that this exhibition also features the work of Ryan Uzilevsky, and our friends at SOFTlab, too.

Take a look at the schedule to see what Bring To Light has in store for Saturday night. Not near Greenpoint? No worries. Nuit Blanche is taking over plenty more places, including Amsterdam, Florence, Madrid, Paris and Tokyo. Find out about the festivities in your city here.