Bright Lights, Big City: Light Art Festival takes to the streets of London

London: London’s dark winter nights will shine a little brighter, starting on Thursday, as light is being used as a medium in a nighttime art exhibition featuring a series of publicly displayed works.

Lumiere has over 50 works, public spaces, buildings and streets by British and foreign artists in London.

Artists who have produced include Tracy Emin, Ala Minawi, Julian Opie and Miguel Chevalier.

“We originally took the center of London and turned it into a huge, outdoor art gallery,” said Helen Marrage, artistic director of Lumen London.

“There are 58 installations made by artists working with light in amazing and extraordinary ways and people are free to roam; it is free to experience.

“The works include a variety of installations, including a giant desk lamp at King’s Cross, a triangular tunnel of light on the South Bank and an illuminated fish tank in Seven Vials, an iconic telephone box in London.

Lumiere London runs 18–21 January.

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