Curated by Helen Nisbet, Art Night will soon celebrate five editions. Transforming iconic and unexpected public spaces within the city, the festival will return to The Strand. Titled Nothing Compares 2 U after the song penned by Prince and most famously performed by Sinead O’Connor, the programme for Art Night 2020 takes inspiration from defiance in small acts and moments of self-determination in everyday life, politics, music and literature.
Now taking place in 2021, visit Art Night for further info on my forthcoming commission.
In an age where wealth controls our systems of power and the world is ruled by patriarchal societies, feminist speculative perspectives can offer new insights, predictions and even possible alternatives.
Speculative and science fiction have always been spaces where futures are explored, questioned and proposed and, as with many disciplines, is an area where many creative and talented women, trans and queer perspectives have been overlooked. Feminist artists and writers have long been presenting new angles on gender, power, ecology and community and this exhibition explores some of those narratives.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, by the Elephant Trust and the Centre for Afrofuturist Studies.