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This nighttime art exhibition illuminates London’s public spaces, streets and buildings. See pics

The nighttime exhibition, Lumiere London, features over 50 works by British and overseas artists, such as Tracey Emin, Alaa Minawi and Julian Opie. The artworks were made using light as a medium.

art and culture Updated: Jan 20, 2018 11:41 IST
An installation by French artist Jacques Rival on display as part of the Lumiere light festival in London.
An installation by French artist Jacques Rival on display as part of the Lumiere light festival in London. (AFP)

London’s dark winter nights will shine a little brighter as a nighttime art exhibition featuring a range of publicly displayed works that use light as a medium gets underway. Lumiere London features over 50 works by British and overseas artists, located in public spaces, buildings and on the streets. The artists who have created works include Tracey Emin, Alaa Minawi, Julian Opie and Miguel Chevalier.

An exhibit that is part of Lumiere London. (Instagram/Gemmak500)

“We’ve basically taken the centre of London and turned it into a giant, outdoor art gallery,” said Helen Marriage, artistic 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 range of installations, including a giant desk lamp in King’s Cross, a triangular tunnel of light on the South Bank and one of London’s iconic telephone boxes turned into an illuminated fish tank in Seven Dials. The exhibition is on till January 21.

Here are some more images of the exhibits (All images courtesy Instagram):

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