Art Night is a new annual contemporary arts festival that will transform London for one summer night on 2 July 2016.
The first edition is curated by the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), with curator Kathy Noble. Ten international artists’ projects, including six new site-specific commissions, feature in a cross-disciplinary programme of art, architecture, dance, design and music – forming a unique trail across central London.
Festivals have played a unique role historically as a site for artistic experimentation, outside the formal setting of the gallery or museum – ranging from the street theatre of the Renaissance; Bauhaus festivals in the early twentieth century that combined music, theatre, dance and design; and happenings in the 1960s and 70s. Art Night builds on this rich history of experimentation by combining unusual spaces with artistic experimentation.
The festival is generously supported by international auction house PHILLIPS.