What A Wonderful World

What A Wonderful World
The Exhibitionist Hotel

Zone 5 - South Kensington





20 June - 30 August


LUAP‘s immersive corridor; the exhibition titled ‘What A Wonderful World’, based on the song made famous by Louis Armstrong, will continue throughout the hotel, depicting LUAP’s journey into
sentimental large-scale paintings, filled with his ionic bear in forests next to fires and high up on the glacier, he continues to challenge our understanding of mental health.

As a bonus, LUAP will be revealing an immersive installation on the first-floor Art Corridor of the hotel, a first for the artist. It will certainly be an experience – completely free and open to the public 24/7. The Hotel's curator, Vestalia Chilton, has been working with artists to use the hotel’s walls as a blank canvas since 2015. There are four art corridors that are changed every year by wild creative interventions. As a result, the Exhibitionist Hotel is a constantly evolving artwork, so pop by to have a
refreshing drink and a tour.

Elsewhere, pop over to Portobello Road to see LUAP’s new mural of a pink bear peeling a banana in Portobello. C’est Ne Pas Banana! was created in early April 2022 and supported by Graffik Gallery. It echoes his other public art piece completed in 2021, when LUAP revealed ‘Good Vibrations’ - a transformation of the windows of the disused All Saints store on Westbourne Grove with a thought provoking piece that addressed issues around mental health and wellbeing. The project was delivered by the team behind KCAW, titled High Street Windows - a set of visual art interventions taking place in empty storefronts throughout the borough, launched during the darkest hours of winter lockdown - and was supported by the Kensington & Chelsea Council. The aim: to engage passers-by in a celebration of culture and creativity with empty stores turned into public artworks dealing with important current issues.