Leicester Cultural Quarter. Check website for map.
1999 is an augmented reality trail exploring one past life (amongst others) of the area now known as the Cultural Quarter. Long-closed underground clubs are remembered through 3D layouts and architectural floor plans, drawn from a deep dive into hazy, bassy memories of the late 90s and early 00s.
Art AI Festival
Green Dragon Square, LCB Depot & Haymarket Shopping Centre
The Festival celebrates use of creative artificial intelligence, currently showcasing 2 co-located artworks - Cities Tango: Leicester+Dubai (Edmonds) & ArchXtonic (Poltronieri) in Leicester and Dubai at Expo 2020 as part of the British Pavilion exhibition, supported by ACE & De Montfort University.
Online - https://carefulnetworks.net
Careful Networks is an online exhibition of works created for a peer-to-peer network by artists from around the UK. Initially accessible only through the peer-to-peer network, an archived version of the exhibition will be launched on the project website and accessible to any web browser.
The Magic of the Real
The Magic of the Real is an exhibition of artwork that you need to see in person- not only through a screen. The show, curated by No Jobs in the Arts, brings together Nottingham based artist Katharina Fitz with emerging Leicester based artists, and selected new talent from L.O.V.E Art Open Call.
35 @ number 50
Soft Touch Arts
Soft Touch Arts turns 35 in October. From Nov ‘21 - Oct ‘22 we will be celebrating! To kick things off, the 35 @number 50 exhibition will showcase 35 artworks which tells the story of Soft Touch created by past and present project participants. Expect art, film, music & more with special happenings on Tues 16th & Sat 20 th Nov.
Ghoüle Wampe 2: The Re-awakening
Join Kühle Wampe as they - along with local historian Isaac ‘Spectral’ Witness - excavate plasma-demons from local Leicester landmarks - for your viewing pleasure. Documented in this historic hex transmission, they explore - Black Annis, weird goings on, murky old evenings, time sorcery and any number of ghosts. You best start believing in ghost stories Leicester, you’re in one!
Painting Freedom: Tagore, Jamini and Hemen – India’s Modernist Rebels
Leicester Museum and Art Gallery
Painting Freedom documents the emergence of Indian modern art between 1870 and 1950. It is the largest exhibition ever held in the United Kingdom of artworks from this defining period of modern Indian art. With over 100 rarely seen works, including items displayed for the first time from private collections, this is a must-see exhibition. Painting Freedom takes the viewer on a journey covering Early Bengal Oils, Kalighat paintings, and the Bengal School, before presenting an extensive coverage of the three rebels who helped define this quest for cultural independence: Hemen Mazumdar, Jamini Roy and Rabindranath Tagore.
The World is a Work in Progress
Attenborough Arts Centre
The exhibition invites local communities, artists and visitors to come together to share their visions for the future. Tactile tapestry, spaces for dreaming, sculpture, banners and co-produced projects are presented by artists engaging with contemporary themes in social and political activism.
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
All Saints' Church
Thanks to cutting edge virtual projection you will become a part of the spectacular universe of Vincent Van Gogh through this 360 degree immersive experience. Discover the life of the artist and participate in a unique sound and light show, immersing you in over 200 of Van Gogh's masterpieces.
A Bang, A Bomb, A Lie And A Band That Stands for Something Else
An experimental music video and expanded installation by Beth Kettel featuring collaborations with Leicester based musicians, vocalists and dancers; made up of music tracks based on genres found in and around the city’s Cultural Quarter past and present.
Bolton-Crick: Soundscapes from the Somme
This display consists of three binaural soundscapes, with an emotive musical accompaniment. The music was created using the artist’s own compositional technique called “MIDI-Realism”.
Each soundscape explores the 'forgotten story' of the artist's ancestors, who fought in the trenches of The Somme.
Please note you will require a QR Reader to access the soundscapes in the upper galleries. The soundscapes are also available to listen to without headphones in the panel room.
Attenborough Arts Centre
This immersive sound and sculpture installation imagines a primordial garden that lies in darkness, a dry landscape of volcanic rock crushed and crystallised under the weight of time. The commission offers contemplative, multi-sensory experience as a way of exploring the evolution of consciousness.
Leicester Gallery, De Montfort University
The Absolute is a multi media installation that enriches the world previously developed for Judd’s exhibition at De Montfort University in 2018. Working with numerous collaborators the artist draws on Leicester’s rich history, including the 20 th century immigration of dispossessed groups to suggest that a lost community, the Welfarers, once occupied the area now inhabited by De Montfort University.
The World is a Work in Progress: Ama Dogbe Responds
Within her experimental animation and video games practice, British-Ghanaian digital artist Ama Dogbe has been commissioned to develop an interactive online space to explore the internet as place of world-building, from the utopian to dystopia and somewhere in-between.