LUX: New Wave of Contemporary Art

A new contemporary art exhibition featuring large-scale installations by artists and creative collectives from around the world arrives at 180 The Strand this October. ‘LUX: New Wave of Contemporary Art’ will utilise cutting-edge audio-visual technologies including artificial intelligence, dimensional sound and optical illusion to push the boundaries of interactive and immersive art — blurring lines between the physical and the virtual.

Highlights include German filmmaker and artist Hito Steyerl’s ‘This Is The Future’, soundtracked by British rapper Kojey Radical and Japanese ambient techno artist Susumu Yokata. Elsewhere, London-based artist and stage designer Es Devlin — who designed the closing ceremony for the London Olympics in 2012, and has created touring stage sculptures for Kanye West, Lorde and Pet Shop Boys — unveils ‘BLUESKYWHITE’, her latest project.

Refik Anadol’s ‘Renaissance Generative Dreams’ is a 35-minute immersive digital art piece that changes shape, colour and audio design to craft a unique connection between historic art and contemporary interaction. Works by New York-based Chinese artist Cao Yuxi, Korean media collective a’strict and Sierra Leonean poet Julianknxx, meanwhile, round off the rich and varied curation.

‘LUX: New Wave of Contemporary Art’ runs from 13 October 2021 – 18 December 2021 at 180 The Strand.