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Burning Down The House, Installation view, Gwangju Biennale, Celia Hempton, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Southard Reid.

Art Night: 180 Strand: Celia Hempton

2 Jul 20163 Jul 2016

This project runs 5pm-2am

Celia Hempton creates a new site-specific installation in a section of the iconic brutalist building 180 Strand that overlooks the River Thames.

Hempton makes abstract and figurative paintings, sculptures and installations and sound works that often explore the human form and the places and landscapes it inhabits. Much of her work plays with the display, exposure and performance of the body in our social encounters and relationships – both online and in person – turning the human form into a type of landscape in itself.

For Art Night, Hempton creates a new theatre set-like environment that combines abstracted landscapes and bodies, relating specifically to the source of the River Thames; that considers the river as a historical and metaphorical object – one that is ever changing and amorphous in form and gender. 

Celia Hempton (born 1981, UK) studied MA Painting at the Royal College of Art and BA Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art and lives in London. Recent solo displays of her work include Lupa at Galerie Sultana, Paris, FLY ASH at White Cubicle, London, Chat Random at Southard Reid, London, and a performance and presentation of work made in Stromboli as part of Forget Amnesia curated by Milovan Farronato and Haroon Mirza, Fiorucci Trust, Italy, 2014.

Art Night is a new annual contemporary arts festival that transforms London for one summer night on 2 July 2016. Your ticket does not guarantee entry, however ticket holders are given priority on the evening. To ensure entry we advise that you arrive in good time.

Please note that all tickets for Art Night events are available for collection at the relevant venue and cannot be collected from the ICA Box Office. For collection please bring your confirmation email or any form of ID which matches the name on your booking. E-tickets are also valid and can be printed or presented on any mobile device. Please see our terms and conditions.

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