If you've been round the back of the venerable Royal Academy lately, you might have noticed the neon flags flying from Burlington House. Abutting the eminently respectable Byzantium mega exhibition up front is GSK Contemporary, an eclectic 3 month season in 2 parts, exploring contemporary visual art. Featuring multi media artists we've yet to hear of and an intriguing programme of events, film, performance, experimentation, discussion and debate this major show will be open till midnight on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings giving unprecedented access for those who must bear office hours.
The website might be a bit of a mess but the programme definitely is not. To complement the late night theme, Bistrotheque, are operating the pop-up restaurant FLASH on-site during the show. Monday nights are cabaret nights in the late-night bar, Event Horizon, which is itself an art installation curated by temporarycontemporary: "where art dissolves and evolves into social activity". You're going to love it.
Every Monday till the end of the year 21st Century cabaret stars Bourgeois and Maurice will be doing their thing there between 9-10pm. For next Monday 17 November, we've got a pair of tickets to give away which will give you free entry to all the GSK Contemporary galleries and any cinema or events that are taking place at the time of your visit as well as for the cabaret. Just answer this simple question: what is the name for part one of the GSK Contemporary season? Fill in the form below and dig out your false eyelashes in anticipation.
Competition closes Friday at 5pm. The winner will be notified by email.
GSK Contemporary Season would normally be £6 for a single visit ticket and £25 for a multiple visit carnet ticket (8 visits) with the exhibition open Sunday & Monday 12pm – 10pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 12pm – 6pm, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 12pm – midnight. Visit the website for more information.