© 180 Studios / a’strict – Starry Beach (2020)

Occupying Arundel Great Court, a multi-storey Brutalist structure built in the 1970s by architect Frederick Gibbert, 180 The Strand is London‘s new cultural centre of the digital age. At its core is 180 Studios, a network of production and exhibition spaces that supports emerging talent and provides a dynamic platform for creative growth. Opening today, is the venue’s newest showcase, and it’s entitled LUX – New Wave of Contemporary Art. Taken from the Latin and meaning ‘light’, the exhibition is curated by London-based contemporary art planning office SUUM in collaboration with Fact magazine and 180 Studios, featuring a diverse selection of twelve international artists whose work blurs the boundaries between the physical and virtual worlds. We’re talking a nifty crop of creatives working with the latest audio-visual technology exploring the boundaries of interactive, fully immersive art. Individually and collectively, they provide an opportunity for transformative experiences that can alter our perception of what constitutes the natural and digital realms in an increasingly blurred reality. The show presents thirteen large-scale installations by twelve of the world’s most celebrated new media artists and collectives, and sees newly commissioned works by Es Devlin, julianknxx, iart, a’strict and Random International, in addition to UK premieres of Renaissance Generative Dreams by Refik Anadol, Hito Steyerl’s acclaimed work This is the Future, Transfiguration by Universal Everything, a’strict’s Starry Beach, and last but not least, a new AI paintings series by New York City-based artist Cao Yuxi (on through Dec 18).

180 The Strand
180 Strand
London WC2R 1EA
Tue-Wed 11am-7pm
Thu-Sat 12pm-8pm
Sun 12pm-7pm
Tickets can only be purchased online

© 180 Studios / Es Devlin – BLUESKYWHITE (2021)