Nuit blanche 2022: an exhibition at the CNES Space Observatory

Written by Laurent P., Cécile D., Photos by Laurent P. Posted September 30, 2022, 3:06 pm

Nuit Blanche 2022 takes place on Saturday, October 1st. For this occasion, the CNES Space Observatory invites you to discover an exhibition on the creation of the Toulouse Space Center, entitled “Dépaysement”, accessible free of charge from 1 pm to 1 am.

mark White Night 2022I’CNES space observatory, located in the 1st arrondissement of the capital, invites us to an unprecedented artistic event. On October 1, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m., discover the most intriguing exhibition, entitled “Dépaysement”, inviting visitors to conduct an artistic investigation off the beaten path, on the creation of space center From Toulouse in the sixties.


Observatory is not in its first post on White Night. This has been, regardless of events, since 2000, an original approach to space through culture, with the aim of “Highlighting knowledge and creativity about the spatial universeA true cultural laboratory whose mission is to make space accessible to the public through its artistic representations and the collective imagination. White Nightto share their knowledge in an original way!

Regarding this edition of White NightNote that this is the Anniversary Edition, the event celebrating its 20th anniversary. In total, more than 200 art events are organized throughout Paris, in the metropolis of Greater Paris, but also, and this is the first, in Rouen and Le Havre, the event partner city on the Seine axis. This year’s edition takes on a special theme, “Le Jardin des Délices”, led by its artistic director, Kitty Hartle.

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And the best opportunities to discover this high place of scientific culture for free!

2022 Nuit Blanche Program at CNES:

  • Benoit Jehan and Eric Bessan
    Saturday October 1, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 1:00 AM

    The Space Observatory, the cultural laboratory of the French National Center for Space Studies, has invited plastic artist Benoit Jehan and author Eric Besan to conduct an artistic investigation into an event that has remained in relative obscurity from the media: the creation of the Toulouse Space Center in the 1960s. The exhibition “Dépaysement” invites the audience to travel through the contemporary stories of Eric Bessan and the works of Benoit Jehan, as the plastic and romantic potential of this human history is revealed.
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