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OTRO, Koo Jeong A, 2012. Courtesy of the artist and Pilar Corrias Gallery, London.

Art Night: Disused Jubilee Line, Charing Cross Underground Station: Koo Jeong A

2 Jul 2016

This project runs 5pm-12am. Advance bookings only.

Koo Jeong A creates a new site-specific installation that responds to the uncanny disused Jubilee line platform in Charing Cross Underground Station, by creating a sensory environment using smell and light – that considers the architecture of the Underground as a place of bodily encounters and movement.

Jeong A’s work incorporates objects, still and moving images, audio elements, and aromas to create site-specific environments that question the boundaries between fact and fiction and alter our sense of reality. In her environments, nothing is merely ordinary; on the contrary, any material or phenomena—be it a mound of charcoal, a shaft of iron, or a glare of sunlight—are transformed into new discoveries or journeys.

All bookers for this event will be emailed in advance with specific details about how to gain access to the venue. Please note that there is no step-free access to the station and a moderate level of fitness is required to walk the 100 static escalator steps and stairs between ground and platform level and along the route.

A co-commission with Art on the Underground and a creative collaboration with International Flavors & Fragrances.

Koo Jeong A (born 1967, Seoul, Korea) studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and currently lives in London. Major solo exhibitions of her work include: 4.3.3. at pinksummer, Genoa, Italy, 2016; Everton Park Wheels Park project, Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, 2015; Oussser, Fondazione La Raia, Novi Ligure, Italy, 2014; Koo Jeong A: 16:07, Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, 2012; OTRO, E opened his eyes he is now walking, CCA KITAKYUSHU Project Gallery, Kitakyushu, 2011 and Constellation Congress, DIA Art Foundation, Dia: Beacon, Beacon, 2011.

Please note the following:

  • Please arrive at least 25 minutes before the time advertised on your ticket for registration. Please note if you are not registered 10 minutes before your allocated timeslot you may not be able to enter as latecomers will not be admitted.
  • Under 16s are not permitted to attend this event
  • No heeled footwear will be permitted and feet must be fully covered. We recommend that you wear sturdy walking shoes throughout the event as some surfaces may be uneven. This is a health and safety requirement and we will refuse entry to guests not wearing flat shoes.
  • There is no step-free access to the station and a moderate level of fitness is required to climb the 100 plus static escalator steps and stairs between ground and platform level and along the route. You will be able to stay for approximately 20 minutes. 
  • There are no cloakroom facilities and we request that no large or heavy bags are brought with you.
  • The visit includes disused areas which have low levels of lighting, are dusty and therefore may not be suitable for people with claustrophobia or vertigo.
  • Please be aware of the members of public using the operational parts of the station to travel. Parts of the visit takes you through busy areas of the working station as well as the disused and hidden areas.

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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The project is co-commissioned with Art on the Underground and Transport for London, including a creative collaboration with International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), and supported by Scentys and the Korean Cultural Centre UK.

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