Nine original commissions broadcast back-to-back to mark the 2021 edition of contemporary arts festival Art Night, curated by Helen Nisbet.

Nothing Compares 2 U is the fifth edition of Art Night, a festival of contemporary art curated by Helen Nisbet over a single evening. Taking its title from the Prince classic, arguably even more famously sung by Sinéad O’Connor, the title acts as a frame for the festival, pulling at a thread of defiance and both personal and collective self-determination which runs throughout the programme. In a marathon live stream, nine original commissions, including three co-commissions with Fact, will be broadcast back-to-back – and you can tune in right here on Fact.

We will present the marathon from 20:00 GMT tonight (Thursday, July 15) alongside ATLAS Arts, Compton Verney, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Glasgow Women’s Library, Grand Union, Near Now, New Hall Art Collection, Peak, The Tetley and Wysing Arts Centre. You can find the program below:

Mark Leckey, To The Old World (Thank You for the Use of Your Body)
Adham Faramawy, The heart wants what the heart wants
Philomène Pirecki, The Scrying Eye 
Oona Doherty, Hunter Filmed  


Isabel Lewis, What can we learn about love from lichen? 
Sonya Dyer, Andromeda
Alberta Whittle, HOLDING THE LINE: a refrain in two parts
Imran Perretta & Paul Purgas 

For more information about Art Night 2021 you can visit the festival’s website and follow them on Instagram.

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