Showcasing work that responds to the idea of “home” — Art Night will explore emotional and political themes of residency, refuge and security. The event “will offer an artistic exploration of London, celebrating diversity, culture, heritage and architecture”, explains the founders Ksenia Zemtsova and Philippine Nguyen. A group of guides will be on hand across the trail to guide visitors throughout the night, with a dedicated MBNA Thames Clippers boat running a bespoke route until 4 am.
There will also be a range of free, multidisciplinary events: Liv Wynter hosts a series of live performances at the newly reopened Garden Museum. The night includes poetry, rap, music and dance, touching on themes of politics and class, activism and labour, and sexuality and gender. Projected outside the Hayward Gallery, Yuan Goang-Ming’s Dwelling depicts a furnished living room exploding in slow motion; a work that investigates the cultural nuances of ‘home’, ‘dwelling’ and ‘ruins’. In the Embassy Gardens Marketing Suite, Miao Ying will present a virtual reality that invites the audience for a session of ‘lifestyle hypnotism’.
Art Night takes place this Saturday on London’s South Bank 6-6pm.
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