Lumiere London 2018

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More than 58 artworks from 14 countries around the world transformed London’s architecture and streets as part of Lumiere London. GPE was proud to sponsor the event for a second year, helping to transform the city into a dazzling nocturnal art exhibition attracting over 1.5 million visitors.

GPE supported ‘Frictions’ by Mader Wierman, displayed at 103-113 Regent Street, W1. A new commission from an architectural duo, who have worked together across the world since 2014, celebrated the architecture of the building through geometrics. As the piece moves, the building itself appears to twist and buckle before returning to its original shape. The installation was accompanied by music composed by Dave Dinger.

"We are pleased to have been able to support such a wonderful event for London. This shows a dedication and commitment that is second to none, enabling people to see the city in a new and engaging way."
Toby Courtauld
Toby Courtauld
Chief Executive

The free festival ran over four days, with visitors traversing the pedestrianised city centre and taking in sites across six city destinations: London’s West End, King’s Cross, Mayfair, Fitzrovia, Westminster & Victoria, and South Bank & Waterloo. Produced by arts charity Artichoke, the UK’s largest producer of art in the public realm, and commissioned by the Mayor of London, the festival is the capital’s largest art event.

"We were delighted to have the support of Great Portland Estates for the second edition of Lumiere London. Their contribution and extensive property portfolio enabled us to programme the captivating video work Frictions by German artists Mader Wiermann, which was projected onto 103/113 Regent Street. The partnership was a success from start to finish, adding to the enjoyment of the thousands of visitors drawn to Regent Street during the four days of the festival."
Helen  Marriage
Helen Marriage
Artichoke CEO and Lumiere London Artistic Director