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  • LIFT❤LDN Posted 30 June 2021

    LIFT is thrilled to mark our 40th anniversary with LIFT LOVES LONDON – a series of public artworks, digital collaborations and initiatives to recharge the city and renew your London.

    This summer, take in two public artworks in iconic and everyday London locations. In August, witness Sonia Hughes and her daring durational takeovers of the Royal Docks and City of London where, in I Am From Reykjavik, she builds a shelter to declare herself free. Through the summer, Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari with Amy Pitt and Lewis Gibson celebrate the dogs we adore in the beguiling and joyful Dog Ballet, which we’re co-presenting with Artsadmin. Both pieces are interactive, and the artists will be reaching out for participants. Watch this space to find out how you can take part.

    On the digital front, our UpLIFTers take the curator’s seat as they curate 81 Minutes – Acts of Exuberantly Defiant Young Activists, choosing from a series of films from Brixton’s brilliant Advocacy Academy. Our podcast series Plans For The Future connects you with some of the world’s leading artists and curators as they talk inspirations, predictions for the future of culture, and what they think the world can learn from what’s happening where they are. We hear from artists Dr. Njoki Ngumi of Nest Collective (Nairobi), Mariano Pensotti (Buenos Aires) and Giorgia Ohanesian Nardin (Milan), as well as presenters Juliet Knapp of Kyoto Experiment and Meiyin Wang of the Perelman Performing Arts Centre (NYC). Finally, we’re thrilled to support Maryan Abdulkarim and Sonya Lindfors’ (Helsinki) We Should All Be Dreaming, a digital publication for decolonial dreaming produced by The Finnish Institute of UK + Ireland.

    LIFT LOVES LONDON offers you unusual, fun and engaging art projects and conversations throughout the summer. We can’t wait to bring these experiences to you, and we’re excited to do it with such amazing partners. Looking forward to seeing you this summer!

    Kris Nelson, Artistic Director & CEO at LIFT


    LIFT is following government and industry guidelines to ensure we are creating safe environments for audiences, participants, artists and staff. You can read more details about our safety measures on our Covid Guidelines page.