Bright lights, large metropolis – Light artwork pageant takes to London’s streets

LONDON (Reuters) – London’s darkish winter nights will shine somewhat brighter beginning Thursday, as a nighttime artwork exhibition that includes a variety of publicly displayed works that use gentle as a medium will get underway.

Lumiere London options over 50 works by British and abroad artists, positioned in public areas, buildings and on the streets. The artists who have created works embody Tracey Emin, Alaa Minawi, Julian Opie and Miguel Chevalier.

“We’ve basically taken the centre of London and turned it into a giant, outdoor art gallery,” stated Helen Marriage, creative director of Lumiere London.

“There are 58 installations all created by artists working with light in wonderful and extraordinary ways and people are free to wander; it’s free to experience.”

The works themselves comprise a variety of installations, together with an enormous desk lamp in King’s Cross, a triangular tunnel of sunshine on the South Bank and one in all London’s iconic phone containers become an illuminated fish tank in Seven Dials.

Lumiere London runs Jan. 18-21.

Reporting by Reuters TV; Writing by Mark Hanrahan; Editing by James Dalgleish

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