Visit London Blog » monica bonvicini http://blog.visitlondon.com Enjoy the very best of London Fri, 22 May 2015 17:44:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 In Pictures: Art in the Olympic Park http://blog.visitlondon.com/2012/07/in-pictures-art-in-the-olympic-park/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2012/07/in-pictures-art-in-the-olympic-park/#comments Fri, 06 Jul 2012 16:37:40 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=27549 RUN by Monica Bonvicini. Photo David Poultney. Copyright ODA Underwhirl by Martin Richman. Photo David Poultney. Copyright ODA History Trees by Ackroyd & Harvey. Photo David Poultney. Copyright ODA Fantastic Factology Klassnik Corporation, Riitta Ikonen, We Made That. Engraved steel plaques. Photo David Poultney. Copyright ODA Keith Wilson's Steles line the Waterworks River. Photo: Andy Keate, courtesy the artist Spark Catchers by Lemn Sissay. Poem etched into wooden transformer enclosure. Photo David Poultney. Copyright ODA Inter Alia by Grenville Davey. Cast bronze. Photo David Poultney. Copyright ODA Brick Fields & Carpenters Curve by Clare Woods. Digitally printed ceramic tiles. Photo by David Poultney. Copyright ODA Untilted by D J Simpson. Punched anodized aluminium. Copyright ODA

An array of inspiring artworks has popped up across London’s Olympic Park. Highlights include Monica Bonvicini’s 9-metre tall RUN sculpture and Ackroyd and Harvey’s History Trees – giant rings engraved with phrases about the area’s local history hanging in specially planted trees.

You can find out more on the London 2012 website or download the Art in the Park brochure.

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New Sculpture for London’s Olympic Park http://blog.visitlondon.com/2011/05/new-sculpture-for-londons-olympic-park/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2011/05/new-sculpture-for-londons-olympic-park/#comments Tue, 03 May 2011 16:00:11 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=20778

Plans for a permanent new sculpture in London’s Olympic Park were revealed last week.

The sculpture consists of three 9-metre tall letters, spelling out the word “RUN”, made of glass and stainless steel.

Designed by the internationally-renowned artist Monica Bonvicini, the letters will produce a mirrored effect that’ll change depending on the light and time of the day.

  • During daylight, the letters will act as a mirror for visitors and their surroundings
  • At night, the letters will become more transparent and glow with internal LED lighting

Sarah Weir, Head of Art and Cultural Strategy at the Olympic Delivery Authority, said, “We wanted to commission a new and innovative piece of public art that would animate the plaza and be fitting for both the Games and the legacy of the Park.

“A number of renowned artists were shortlisted for this commission but Monica’s proposal was chosen by an independent and expert panel because it fulfilled all the ambitions for this key location within the Olympic Park. The sculpture is unique and ambitious but will be relevant and fitting – we hope it will help illuminate this part of the Olympic Park for many years to come.”

The sculpture will be constructed on the plaza of the Handball Arena in the Olympic Park.

London’s got plenty of outdoor sculpture for you to hunt out and enjoy. Here’s our guide to London’s Street Art to get you started.

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