AboutFollowing the highly acclaimed East Wing opening night in January 2008, the collection, including works by Turner Prize winners Anthony Gormley and Mark Wallinger celebrates its first anniversary with a re-launch party on 13th February 2009. The evening is punctuated by an exciting contemporary performance programme, offering visitors the opportunity to interact with the exhibition at a new level and enjoy performances in often unconventional ways.
The Courtauld becomes a vibrant multi-media performance stage providing an opportunity to exhibit new works or re-develop existing ones. Dr Deborah Swallow, Director of The Courtauld said This East Wing Collection, like its predecessors, is a strong expression of the active engagement our students have with the wider art world and reinforces the important link between art objects and the study of art history. This special event highlights the importance of performance in contemporary art culture and promises to be a key event." An important step in the evolution of contemporary artist-viewer interaction in London's art scene, the evening promises to be exciting and will leave the visitor enriched and invigorated.