Doug Aitken's 30-day cross-disciplinary collaborative exhibition pulls into the Barbican Centre
For its only European stop, Doug Aitken’s culturally explosive extravaganza of spontaneous artistic creation will take over the Barbican Centre for one month. Initially conceived as a train journey across America from the Atlantic to the Pacific, Aitken envisions his 'living exhibition' through diverse presentations by over 100 international and UK-based artists working in art, music, dance, graphic design and film. Throughout the art gallery, the curve, concert hall, cinemas, lakeside terrace and sculpture court, audiences will be able to explore a plethora of activities including residencies, one-off performances, installations, workshops, rehearsals and interactive displays. So if you fancy sampling Ed Ruscha’s special cactus omelette, seeing Lawrence Weiner’s new commission and experiencing Olaf Breuning’s rainbow smoke installation, hop on board.
Other participants include: Kenneth Anger, Marcus Coates, Martin Creed, Urs Fischer, Olafur Eliasson, Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Tal R, eAnri Sala and Savages, Stephen Shore.
Majority of events are free with some special ticketed evening performances from 7pm.
Art Gallery: Daily noon-6pm
Curve and Lakeside: Daily noon-8pm
Sculpture Court: Thu, Fri and Sat noon-10pm