May 31, 2018
London’s largest free contemporary arts festival Art Night comes south of the river to Nine Elms, Battersea and Vauxhall for the first time on July 7 with a programme of new commissions, one-off artist projects and premieres by 12 internationally-renowned artists in iconic and off-the-beaten track venues.
The festival will link the South Bank to Battersea Power Station via Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea, including events at venues such as New Covent Garden Market and Embassy Gardens. A dedicated MBNA Thames Clippers boat will run a bespoke route until 4am. Families will also be able to enjoy the commissions during the day on July 8 from 11am to 6pm.
Art Night partners with a leading cultural institution and an independent curator each year. This year the festival will be curated by Ralph Rugoff, Director of the Hayward Gallery, to celebrate the renowned institution’s reopening and to coincide with the Gallery’s 50th Anniversary in July 2018. The festival will feature new commissions hosted in Battersea and Nine Elms by artists including Jeremy Deller’s second collaboration with the Melodians Steel Orchestra, Tamara Henderson with a ‘Floral Ensemble’ musical performance at New Covent Garden Market, a virtual reality project by Miao Ying in Embassy Gardens and a public procession and performance by Marinella Senatore for thousands of people to take part in along the Art Night trail. Lara Favaretto will also present her installation on the trail – a red and blue gypsy caravan suspended from a crane.
Check out the map of all the events here: http://2018.artnight.london/map/