Art Night is a free contemporary arts festival that puts art into extraordinary locations around London for one night a year, encouraging the public to experience art and their city through entirely fresh eyes. Each year the festival partners with a leading cultural institution and curator, focusing on a different area of London to explore its distinctive identity, culture and architecture through various forms of art.
On July 1, 2017, the festival takes place in East London, transforming it with art, performance and music by some of the world’s most exciting artists at work today. A collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery, curated by independent curator and writer Fatoş Üstek, the festival is supported by international auction house Phillips, and receives public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Art Night 2017 presents 13 projects by 11 artists in 13 venues. All events are free and open to all, except the Club Night at Village Underground. The event at the Bascule Chamber of Tower Bridge is by pre-registration only, due to the nature of the space. In addition, the Associate Programme presents a huge selection of screenings, exhibitions, performances, installations, music concerts and more from London-based organisations, curators and galleries which are taking place alongside the curated trail.
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