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Art Night Volume 1

Expanding the City’s Boundaries


Art Night publication: Expanding the City’s Boundaries is a collection of essays from leading curators, urbanists, writers, art historians and sociologists reflecting on the meaning of Art Night and its role in a city like London. It critically explores the the potential of contemporary arts for reshaping and reassessing our urban environments. It aims to be all at once an archive, a chronicle and a nocturnal journey across London. For this first volume, the contributors have been looking at the various ways in which Art Night redefines the physical, mental and temporal boundaries of the multiple spaces we inhabit – be that the boundaries of our minds and bodies, or those of our homes, city, or even our culture(s).

Edited by Enora Robin, with Louise Chignac and Kathy Noble

Table of contents

Art Night with ICA, Gregor Muir

Expanding the City’s Boundaries, Enora Robin
The Festival, Kathy Noble
Utopia for the Fragmented, Rhys Williams
The Mouth of the Thames, Linsey Young
The Archaeology of our Lives, Vincent Honoré
Who Are You Wearing?, Laura McLean-Ferris
C is for Celluloid, Maria Palacios Cruz
Time Framed, Isabella Maidment
How to Build a House, Kathy Noble
Inhabiting the World, Aaron Cezar in conversation with Cecilia Bengolea
Invited In, Tom Clark (artwork by Laure Prouvost)
Death Line, Life Line, Matthew Beaumont
Art on the Underground, Enora Robin in conversation with Eleanor Pinfield, Head of Art on the Underground
Gathering Darkly: Strange Communions of Art at Night, John Bingham-Hall, Researcher at LSE Cities