Luminaries of the cultural world reinterpret art that inspired Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition in aid of homelessness charity The Passage
Prominent artists, musicians, authors and visionaries have come together to create visual reimaginations of Viktor Hartmann and Modest Mussorgsky’s iconic Pictures at an Exhibition in support of London’s homeless. The specially commissioned artworks – which include paintings, sculptures, photographs and sketches – will be available to buy via an online auction, with the funds going direct to The Passage, a charity which provides resources to encourage, inspire and challenge homeless people to transform their lives.
The Pictures Reimagined project is presented in conjunction with ‘Night Under The Stars’ – The Passage’s annual fundraising concert at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall. This year’s concert, entitled ‘Russian Soul’ and presented by Griff Rhys Jones, will take place on Tuesday 7 November and feature music by Borodin, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky as well as a new arrangement of the traditional Song of the Volga Boatmen. Since launching in 2001, ‘Night Under The Stars’ has raised over to £1.5 million for The Passage, and the past few years have seen Benjamin Appl, Jo Brand, Lucy Crowe, Jon Culshaw, Stephen Fry, Edward Gardner, Armando Iannucci, Miloš Karadaglić, Christopher Maltman, Ksenija Sidorova, Simon Trpčeski and Esther Yoo all participate in the event.
The fifteen original artworks donated to the charity will be on display after the concert, with the auction closing that evening.
The auction has gone live today on World Homeless Day!
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