Artangel presents Afterness: a major new exhibition on Orford Ness
This summer Orford Ness will host Afterness, a major new art exhibition presented by Artangel and featuring work by a collection of international artists.
Artangel produces and presents extraordinary art in unexpected places. For over thirty years, they have generated some of the most widely discussed art of recent times, including prominent large-scale projects with artists who have become household names in the UK.
Presented in partnership with the National Trust, Afterness will open on 1 July 2021 with new works by poet Ilya Kaminsky, artists Alice Channer, Emma McNally and Tatiana Trouvé and an installation featuring sound recordings made on Orford Ness over many years by Iain Chambers and Chris Watson.
Beacon.black, a new 24-hour radio station conceived by DJ and producer Brian d’Souza, mixing sounds from Orford Ness’s nature and culture also launches on 1 July as the first in a series of commissions performed, filmed and recorded on site and shared online, including new works by London-based artists Paul Maheke and Rachel Pimm.
The work continues the long history of art projects on Orford Ness and is the start of a two-year partnership with Artangel.
" Orford Ness has a long history of art projects and we're really excited to see how the landscape and former military structures will inspire these new works of art across the site."
The artworks are designed to complement the landscape and existing information will remain in place so you can discover some of the stories and secrets of Orford Ness during your visit.
Access to the exhibition will be part of standard admission tickets, which will be released each Friday for the following week.
Visit the Artangel website for more details about the Afterness project and their previous large-scale projects in unexpected places with leading artists.