Art Night will celebrate its fifth edition by taking place in locations across the United Kingdom for the first time this summer. Transforming iconic and unexpected public spaces within London since 2016, Art Night 2021, curated by Helen Nisbet, will stretch 1000+ miles across Scotland, England and Wales, from North to South and East to West as well as even further digitally and physically for international audiences.
For the first time Art Night – will also take place for a month, allowing audiences the opportunity to access commissions, performances and interventions in rural locales, towns and cities as well as from home.
Art Night will curate a series of billboards across the country by Guerrilla Girls as part of their new commission titled The Male Graze – their largest UK public project in the UK to date and which will explore bad male behaviour through the lens of the artworld.
The work will manifest as a series of billboards in towns and cities including: Eastbourne, Dundee, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Cardiff, Warwick, Swansea, London and more. The billboards will be on display in partnership with Compton Verney, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Glasgow Women’s Library, g39, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Grand Union, The Tetley and Towner Eastbourne. Art Night will also present this commission in two London sites in Shoreditch and London Bridge.
You will be able to see the Birmingham billboard beside The Anchor Pub, in Digbeth.
Developed with the support of Somerset House and the Adonveya Foundation.
The commission includes a website, online gig, details of which will be announced soon.
The Art Night 2021 artists are: Alberta Whittle, Isabel Lewis, Oona Doherty, Adham Faramawy, Guerrilla Girls, Mark Leckey, Sonya Dyer, Imran Perretta & Paul Purgas, Philomène Pirecki and OOMK.
A series of commissions will be streamed over the final weekend of the festival online at https://artnight.london as well as the programme across the UK.
Festival events are all free to attend and will take place outdoors, online and have been developed to be COVID-friendly for exhibiting artists and visiting audiences