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Art After Dark: Art Outdoors

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Art After Dark is set to illuminate the streets of London's West End with public artworks alongside a display celebrating iconic performance artist Marina Abramović.

Event Info

Date & Time

October 12 - October 13

Location

West End, London, UK

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MTArt Poetic Robert Montgomery ©

On Thursday 12th October during Frieze week, Art of London will transform the West End into a giant canvas.

In Leicester Square Gardens, you can experience an inflatable immersive sculpture titled 'The Cornucopia’ brought to life by British contemporary MTArt artist Claire Luxton. Known for her expertise in installations, photography, and poetry, Luxton draws inspiration from nature, exploring the connection between humanity and the natural world.

'The Cornucopia' is a striking, brightly-coloured masterpiece that will stand tall towering above Leicester Square Gardens. This awe-inspiring creation embodies the spirit of growth, beauty, and the lively energy of the West End, blossoming from the ground in a mythical form.

As part of Art After Dark, Leicester Square Gardens will also display an illuminated, neon installation by MTArt poetic artist Robert Montgomery who fuses art and design in a poem titled ‘The People You Love’.

Robert Montgomery, born in Scotland in 1972, is known for his light installations in European cities - Berlin, London, Paris, Athens, and more. His work has been displayed worldwide, including at the Aspen Art Museum and the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center in the USA. His art is also part of the permanent collections at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and the Albright Knox Museum.

On Friday 13th of October, you can catch an exclusive screening inspired by Marina Abramović's art on the iconic Piccadilly Lights, coinciding with her major autumn exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Brought to you with the support of Westminster City Council and Landsec, the Piccadilly Lights screening will feature images from 'Four Crosses' 2019, an installation from Marina Abramović's exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. It will also include a selection of instructional statements taken from the ‘Marina Abramović Method’ designed to teach her unique approach to achieving higher consciousness and confronting life's challenges.

Marina Abramović is a globally acclaimed artist who has continually pushed the boundaries of her physical and mental limits in her work, often subjecting herself to exhaustion, pain, and even the possibility of death. You can delve deeper into her fascinating journey by visiting the Royal Academy of Arts website.

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