The first edition of Art Night was curated by the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), with curator Kathy.
Noble, who will present a series of artists’ works and new commissions in unusual locations. From a luxury flat on the Strand 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 large-scale art installations and performances for one night only.
Some of the participating artists included Linder, who presented a performance on the Duke of York Steps titled ‘Destination Moon, You Must Not Look At Her!’, and Koo Jeong who transformed the disused underground station with an immersive installation, involving smell. Other highlights included a group exercise class in the courtyard of Somerset House by Xu Zhen and Cecilia Bengolea’s new video installation in Covent Garden. The festival is conceived and organised by Unlimited Productions who, each year, will invite a leading cultural institution and curator to work in a different area of London, exploring the history, culture and architecture.
Art Night is the UK’s largest free arts festival generously supported by international auction house Phillips.