7 May 2012


Excitement Mounts For London Festival Of Photography 2012

The month of June will bring the London Festival of Photography to a multitude of different venues across London focused primarily in and around King’s Cross and Bloomsbury. With only one month left until numerous events begin taking shape, it is time to start exploring what this exciting series of opportunities will bring. This season’s […]

5 May 2012


Why Is The Cultural Olympiad A Media Ugly Duckling?

Our newest columnist Rosy Wiseman investigates the marked lack of media enthusiasm for the Cultural Olympiad – despite the ever-eulogistic tone of its organisers… Just a few weeks before its debut, the Cultural Olympiad remains an ugly duckling. This isn’t because its name sounds like a fungal disease, since that should have been alleviated by […]

26 April 2012


Visual Art Rivals Music For Supremacy In London 2012 Festival Programme

Thomas Keane takes a look at the visual art highlights announced today for the London 2012 Festival – the summer climax of the Cultural Olympiad and perhaps ‘the largest cultural celebration in our lifetime’ ‘Once in a lifetime’ is a phrase that one hears considerably more than once in a lifetime. And such serial usage […]

11 April 2012


Contentious Olafur Eliasson Olympics Proposal Rejected

  Despite the huge success of his Tate Turbine Hall Weather Project, Olympics organisers have rejected an application by Scandinavian artist Olafur Eliasson Eliasson had been commissioned to create a piece for the London 2012 Festival with a budget of £1 million. The piece was meant to explore the benefits of taking a deep breath. […]

3 April 2012


Olympics Photography Exhibition Celebrating Multicultural London

The Photographers’ Gallery to launch major outdoor photography exhibition as part of the London 2012 Festival  The World in London is a major public art project initiated by The Photographers’ Gallery, to coincide with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The project brings together 204 specially commissioned photographic portraits of 204 Londoners, each originating from […]

29 March 2012


Cultural Olympiad Announces Manchester Festival Of West African Art

City-wide exhibition of leading contemporary artists from West Africa from 2 June to 16 September 2012 ‘We Face Forward: Art From West Africa Today’ is a season of contemporary art and music from West Africa, celebrated across Manchester’s galleries, museums, music venues and public spaces, from 2 June to 16 September as part of London 2012 […]

13 March 2012


Stockhausen Opera With Helicopters For London 2012 Festival

London 2012 Festival announces world premier of Stockhausen’s Mittwoch aus Licht opera, featuring musicians playing from helicopters that hover above concert hall ‘This is a huge day for us at the London 2012 Festival’, says Director Ruth Mackenzie, upon the announcement of the world premiere of Stockhausen’s Mittwoch aus Licht – the climax of his […]

23 February 2012


Frieze Given Olympics Cash For Public Art

Olympics commissions Frieze – purveyor of one of the world’s most important art fairs – to fill London with public artwords for the duration of the Games Frieze have received a grant by the Olympics to populate six east London boroughs with public artworks for the duration of the Games. This project will be called […]