Nocturnal Creatures is a new, free festival, for one night only that takes place on Saturday 21 July, from 6–11 pm in cultural and historic venues in the vicinity of Whitechapel Gallery in East London.
Originating from Whitechapel Gallery, Nocturnal Creatures has partnered with Sculpture in the City and as well as Musicity x Sculpture in the City Live to deliver live music performances by commissioned artists Angèle David-Guillou, Midori Komachi, Fay Cannings and, Bambooman.
Musicity × Sculpture in the City allows visitors to experience architecture-inspired music and sound art as a new way of seeing and hearing the area. Artist-led tours of artworks around the East End will also take place. Other highlights also include artists from The London Open 2018 Triennale Larry Achiampong, Rachel Ara, Gabriella Boyd, Hannah Brown, Rachael Champion, Gary Colclough, George Eksts, Ayan Farah, French & Mottershead, Vikesh Govind, Richard Healy, Des Lawrence, Tom Lock, Céline Manz, Uriel Orlow, Rachel Pimm, Renee So, Alexis Teplin, Elisabeth Tomlinson, Jonathan Trayte, Tom Varley and Andrea Luka Zimmerman. The London Open 2018 brings together critical and dynamic art that reflects on the experience of living in a global city now. The exhibition features 22 artists working across painting, sculpture, performance and video until 26 August 2018.
Situated around the city are 18 works from internationally renowned artists Marina Abramović, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas or Sean Scully. And performances by Alexis Teplin, Tom Lock and Larry Achiampong’s ’s Afrofuturist multi-site project with Shiraz Bayjoo together with the Affiliate Programme are the not-to-be-missed events. The Affiliate Programme includes exhibitions in the local East London galleries a/political, Calvert 22 Foundation, Espacio Gallery and Gallery 46, among many others.
Please note that all events are free but must be booked in advance online at here.
Text by CLOT Magazine (Twitter @clotmagazine)