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London Art Night coming up on July 2nd

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Art Night is a new annual contemporary arts festival that transforms London for one night on 2 July 2016. From Admiralty Arch to a disused Jubilee Line platform in Charing Cross Underground station, a range of buildings and public spaces across Westminster will form the stage for a series of art installations and performances, for one night only.

From 6pm until the early hours, audiences for Art Night 2016 are able to experience a trail of art, architecture, dance, design and music, that includes:

  • Alexandra Bachzetsis Two Temple Place
  • Nina Beier 190 Strand
  • Cecilia Bengolea East Piazza, Covent Garden
  • Celia Hempton 180 Strand
  • Koo Jeong A Disused Jubilee Line, Charing Cross Underground Station
  • Joan Jonas and Jason Moran Southwark Cathedral
  • Linder Duke of York Steps, ICA
  • Laure Prouvost Admiralty Arch
  • Jennifer West St Mary Le Strand
  • Xu Zhen/MadeIn Company Somerset House

Curated by Kathy Noble, artists including Turner Prize winner Laure Prouvost, Linder, and Nina Beier will take over buildings surrounding the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). Participating artists will install works in these buildings, which will be open to the public from 6 pm in the evening until the early hours.

The works will be installed in some of London’s most spectacular buildings including the historic Two Temple Place, Southwark Cathedral, Somerset House, and the Brutalist building 180 Strand, which is currently under redevelopment.

The works on view will range from performance and installation to film. Linder will perform on the iconic Duke of York steps near the ICA with Christopher Shannon, composer Maxwell Stirling and The Fourth Choir.

Meanwhile, Joan Jonas and jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran will perform the piece Reanimation for the first time in the UK, and Celia Hempton will take over 180 Strand creating site-specific wall paintings.

Tickets for London’s Art Night, which will take place on July 2, 2016 are free, but some events require booking.

Carla Ingrasciotta

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