Marine Tanguy, the Curator of Marine Hardeman's Installation for East London's Art Night, on Art in the City
On July 1st 2017, the streets of East London will be transformed with art, performance and music. Encouraging the public to view art and the city through a new lens, Art Night focuses on a specific area of London to explore its distinctive identity, culture and architecture. Few artists are better equipped than Marine Hardeman to create a dialogue between the city and visual arts. For this particular project, she will be spotlighting sewer drains with a ballet of lights. Candid Magazine’s Ariane Belisle sat down with the curator of the installation and CEO of MTArt, Marine Tanguy to discuss the project.
Ariane Belisle: Marine Hardeman seeks to create a dialogue between the visual arts and architecture. How does this manifest itself in this project?
Marine Tanguy: I always felt it was such a waste to continuously create new exhibition stages when the city itself is one enormous (and exciting) stage. Creating a dialogue between art and architecture, our MTArt artist Marine Hardeman aims to do just this, as she responds to functional architectural features like sewer drains. I love to think of art as a bridge into reality and a way to enhance our reality. By creating this ballet of lights, I hope it gets people smiling and engaging with their environment.