As part of Art Night 2017, St George welcomed leading British artists Jake & Dinos Chapman to London Dock for an evening of experimental visual art on Saturday 1st July, attracting almost 2,000 visitors.
The former Turner Prize nominees and Art Night 2017 headline artists created a new video installation, The Misshapeness of Things to Come (2017), presenting a previously unpublished epic poem in the form of a film, juxtaposing the spoken verse with flashing associative imagery, watched by an audience of eyeless mannequins
Presented in the atmospheric setting of the historic Grade II listed Pennington Street Warehouse at London Dock, Jake Chapman also performed a series of live music sets with his band.
Marcus Blake, Managing Director, St George, said:
"Since the inception of London Dock we have celebrated local creative talent and incorporated the work of a number of artists into the development through our partnership with Bow Arts, as well as unveiling our own public art installation, Trading Words.
We were delighted to be part of Art Night, and were thrilled to host the unique work of celebrated visual artists Jake and Dinos Chapman within the Pennington Street Warehouse, an ideal location for this original and dramatic installation."
Art Night is a free annual contemporary arts festival that transforms London for one night, presenting acclaimed international art in exceptional locations across the city.
Each year a leading cultural institution and a curator work in a different part of London for the Art Night festival, exploring the area's history, culture and architecture. The second edition of Art Night took place on 1st July 2017, with a focus on the City of London and the East End.
The programme, curated by Fatos Ustekwith with the nearby Whitechapel Gallery, brought together leading international artists in various historic and iconic sites, secret locations and public spaces throughout the East End, drawing inspiration from the area's rich history and today's cosmopolitan and creative environment.
Iwona Blazwick, Director of Whitechapel Gallery, said:
"As an institution which prides itself as bringing great art to the people of East London for over a century, we are delighted to have partnered with Art Night, a festival which brings art and heritage to life for one special summer night.
"It is a project that enables us to engage even further with our diverse audiences and local heritage, and to offer artists the opportunity to create engaging works of art outside of the confines of the gallery walls."
London Dock is located in the heart of the capital, close to Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the City. It has seen a former working docks and, more recently, News International print works, transform into an emerging new neighbourhood, with over 1,800 new high-quality homes and 210,000 sq ft of commercial space. London Dock also incorporates over six acres of attractively landscaped public realm, which is animated with public art including the recently Trading Words installation by Gordon Young.