” Four legs good, two legs bad” Chinese New Year of the Pig 2019




Two hundred yards from London’s National Gallery, over 100 international artists are staging a TAKE OVER of an underground car park Leicester Square, for four days of FREE art, music, performance and dance to celebrate Chinese New Year 2019.

This subterranean expo in the Whitcomb Street Q-Park is a unique opportunity to explore a slice of the capital’s DIY contemporary art scene in the heart of the West End, experiencing myriad artist responses to the theme of Year of the Pig and ‘Four legs good, two legs bad’, a quote from George Orwell’s prescient 1945 book Animal Farm.

Urban, underground, it is the contemporary art antidote to the flock wallpaper & institutionalized art of the National Gallery just 200 yards away. Here below street level, you can encounter anything – and probably will!

Chance upon a lone tap dancer, discover installations about race, gender and migration, hear Euro Asian electronic music and watch an adult interpretation of the Three Little Pigs fairytale by Butoh Dance. Witness an invitation to dinner with a twist, visually consider capitalism and ecology, visit a paper theatre and think about pigs in ancient literature. Walk on Brexit poetry, question the meaning of wealth and happiness and much more. It’s energetic, irreverent, thought-provoking and fun. We look forward to you joining us underground!

#CNYLondon is the largest celebration in the world (outside Asia) with Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square and Chinatown hosting over 300,000 visitors enjoying everything from dragon dances, martial arts and parades to pyrotechnics and Chinese cuisine.

Now in its 7th year, the Chinese Open Q-Park exhibitions were originally conceived by artist-curator team Vanya Balogh and Cedric Christie supported by the Geoff Leong Foundation. This year’s exhibition is curated by Rebecca Feiner founder of Elements Gallery London and Elements Gallery Projects.

Duration 10 February 2019 - 16 February 2019
Times Grand opening: Sunday 10th February 12-8pm, Other hours: Thursday 14th February, Friday 15th February 2-7pm, Closing day/ evening Saturday 16th February, 2-9pm
Cost Free
Venue Q-Park Leicester Square
Address Whitcomb St, London, WC2H 7DT, ,
Contact / elementsgalleryprojects@gmail.com / https://www.facebook.com/elementsgallery1london/

Related Events

Sean Scully - Human: 8 May — 13 October: Abbazia di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
This year's guest of honor at La Biennale Parish: Kingdom of Bahrain -- 13-17 September 2019 -- At the Grand Palais
Seeing Through Babel - Kevork Mourad - The Ismaili Centre - 21 June-15 August 2019
Artlyst Benefit screen prints by Simon Patterson. Exclusive Editions
Open Source Salon with Hauser and Wirth - A new monthly discussion group
Advertise your next show on Artlyst from £200 per week