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Tickets go on sale for London’s first ever Art Night

Tickets have gone on sale for London’s first ever Art Night that will incorporate the Strand and surrounding areas in the capital. London’s streets will play host to works by artists including Cecilia Bengolea who will be exhibiting at East Piazza in Covent Garden and Koo Jeong A who will have an installation at Charing Cross tube station.

Other artist that will be using London as their canvas will be Danish-born artist Nina Beier, UK artist Celia Hempton and French artist Laure Prouvost. The event will be curated by the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) and will be supported by auction house Phillips. The event will encompass 10 projects at 10 of London’s most recognised venues and all events, though ticketed, will be free.

A statement from the ICA said: “Art Night is inspired by Nuit Blanche, an all-night arts festival created in Paris in 2002. The festival is conceived and organised by Unlimited Productions who, each year, will invite an institution and curator to work in a different area of London. The first edition is curated by the ICA with curator Kathy Noble.”

Art Night takes place on 2 July from 5pm to dawn.

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