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Night of Culture – the loudest and most colourful night of all

By 04/06/2024No Comments

“Neuron City” was the motto of this year’s Night of Culture. On June 1st, the streets of the Old Town changed beyond recognition. Art took over the city for 7 hours of the night.

This year, the Festival program included both large-scale projects and small artistic forms. The organizers promised several surprises and kept their word: everyone had the opportunity to discover something new and exciting in well-known places. Much attention was paid to a new type of installation – site-specific microstories – i.e. small forms of art. One of them was the work by Marcin Skrzypek, “Font Henge”. Even though it fits in the palm of one’s hand, it has a symbolic meaning and invites reflection on interpersonal communication. Jarosław Koziara presented his installation – “Heroines”, white botanical forms inspired by poppy flowers and seeds, that emerged from one of the tenement houses in the Old Town. Small forms were counterbalanced by large-scale projects. Those included a wicker structure in the shape of a whale on Fara Square or the spectacular mural by Pablo Caviedes. Perła – Browary Lubelskie S.A. space provided many attractions for visitors. Artists from the Sztukmistrze Foundation presented a spectacular pyrotechnic and fire show “Solaris”, and the fire-spitting performance by Marcin Ex Styczyński was breathtaking and gave a new meaning to the expression “breathing fire”. Elsewhere, one of Lublin’s historic trolleybuses turned into a greenhouse full of fragrant plants.

The Night of Culture always provides large quantities of music. The star of the evening was Łona x Konieczny x Krupa project, who presented material from the award-winning album “Taxi”. The Folklore Music Ensemble “Lubelacy” invited the inhabitants of Lublin to dance together to the rhythms of the traditional folk music of the region. Viewers could also choose to listen to a concert of young vocalists accompanied by a jazz trio at Plac Dominikański.