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See artists perform at Turner Contemporary on the final day of Risk


On Sunday 17 January 2016, Turner Contemporary celebrates the final day of its current exhibition Risk with a series of free artist performances and workshops.

From 10am – 4pm, create your own world in a sandbox and turn that world upside down, creating disasters and instigating emergency provisions in order to change its path. Devised by sociologists Michael Guggenheim, Bernd Kräftner and Judith Kröll, be a part of The Sandbox, a playful research project that explores risk in new and imaginative ways. Places limited, booking essential via

At 2pm, 3pm and 4pm hear the premiere of LIFTED by conceptual artist and composer Emily Peasgood, featuring 70 singers and a beat boxer performing a new choral work in the gallery’s supersized lift. Subverting the traditional live music performance and bringing ‘piped’ background music ‘Muzak’ to the forefront, this live installation of lift music that cannot be ignored.

At 2.30pm, exhibiting artist Ruth Proctor brings her artwork Ok, Set, Drop to life, falling from a 4 metre high scaffold onto the gallery floor.

Moving through the Sunley gallery at 2.45pm, the Boy’s Dance Company from Herne Bay High School showcase a new dance piece, inspired by the work and history of Margate’s RNLI Lifeboat station and crew situated next to the gallery. The students have worked in collaboration with the RNLI and Associate Curator of Risk Francesca Cavallo.

See artists leap into the void, abandon control and push art to the limit as creative risk-taking comes under the spotlight in the first major UK exhibition to explore risk in art. With over 70 pivotal works by major international artists Marina Abramović, Yves Klein, Marcel Duchamp, Carsten Höller, Yoko Ono, ORLAN, Fischli & Weiss, Chim↑Pom, Ai Weiwei and JMW Turner, experience Risk as it explores how artists have intentionally embraced the unpredictable and uncontrollable.

All events are free admission. See for further information.

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