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Melt Week London: Art and the City

London is a city that always astonishes. Just when you think you’ve seen everything, along comes another initiative to prove you wrong. So it is with Melt 2016 as it heralds Frieze, Maverick, Crossroads and a host of other art fairs. Melt is here to promote artwork that is accessible, stimulating and engaging.

London is a city that always astonishes. Just when you think you’ve seen everything, along comes another initiative to prove you wrong. So it is with Melt 2016 as it heralds Frieze, Maverick, Crossroads and a host of other art fairs. Melt is here to promote artwork that is accessible, stimulating and engaging.

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Until the 9th October, various venues will be open to installations, performance pieces, video works and inspirational talks. You can access the information via an app-based map, though there will be human guides at each event to help. This is the first edition, led by art pioneers MTart, who want to re-integrate the London cityscape with contemporary art.

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SEEN is looking forward to Anna Falafiou’s ‘Sleep’, where members of the audience participate in the creation of a human landscape within an architectural environment, and also Gretchen Andrew’s ‘Crossed Lines’ that uses a wearable eye-level camera to examine the process of creating a painting. Both artists will host Open Studios during Melt Week.

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There will be plenty of scope for audience members to get involved via social media, and help uphold London’s position as a leading city for accessible contemporary art.

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