Nomadic Night

Kayije Kagame

Night shift

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Location: Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, view access map
Prices and conditions

About the event


With: Kayije Kagame and Andreas Lumineau
Artistic direction: Kayije Kagame
Artistic collaboration: Hugo Radi
Sound design: Andreas Lumineau
Costume design: Salomé Poloudenny
Administration: Donatien Roustant, Cie Victor

Thanks to Victor Hugo de la Torre, Michel Krahenbühl, Crescentia Schilliger, Josepha Kagame, Faustin Kagame, Macca, LN, Nathalie, Pess, Quincy, little flower and family

With Night shift, an in-situ creation for the Nomadic Nights, Kayije Kagame—who recently collaborated in the theater with TG Stan and in an upcoming movie with Alice Diop—invites the public to stroll around the spaces of a museum at night.

Kayije Kagame likes to challenge the notion of representation. Discovered by director Bob Wilson, she has since embarked on numerous collaborations in contemporary art, theater and cinema. Working with artists from all different backgrounds, she also creates her own projects—the remarkable diptych Sans Grace/Avec Grace co-written with actress Grace Seri—and explores, by means of immersive visual and sound devices, the notion of non-performance.

Invited by the Nomadic Nights, Kayije Kagame and her artistic collaborators have created an unbridled performance in the gallery spaces of the Fondation Cartier, inspired by the memory of her godfather, Cuban artist Victor Hugo de la Torre, who was a painter, dancer and museum attendant.

What happens in a museum at night, when the artworks are on their own, freed at last from the incessant stares of visitors?

Kayije Kagame

Kayije Kagame lives and works in Geneva. The author of performances, sound pieces, films and installations, her practice extends beyond borders and across various art forms. She is currently preparing for her next stage and cinematographic project entitled Garde-robe, the premiere of which is scheduled for late August at La Bâtie-Festival in Geneva, to be followed by a tour. Kayije Kagame also plays the leading role in Saint-Omer, a fictional film directed by Alice Diop with a release date scheduled for 2022.

Practical information


Regular admission
12€ (13€ on site)
Reduced admission

Conditions of reduced admission.

Students (except for Tuesday from 6pm)
Job seekers
Over 65 years old
Teachers (Pass Education)
Pass Paris Visite
Members of partners institutions

8€ (9€ on site)

Additional information

Estimated duration: 40 min.
Doors open and performance begins at 20h30.
Free access to the exhibition spaces.
The Nomadic Nights begin at the time indicated: latecomers will only be allowed entry if this does not disturb the show.
This event will be filmed by the team of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain to be broadcast on its websites and social media. The public is likely to appear in these images.
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