Summer Lights - Contemporary Art among the Skyscrapers

Summer Lights - Contemporary Art among the Skyscrapers
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Dynamic, transparent, really colourful - 11 large installations play with the light of summer amidst the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf, the heart of East End, a contender for being the hottest place in town. From sunrise to sunset, we’ll see spectacular works of art transform based on the movement of the sun, beating the rhythm of nature in the future heart of the city. Orienting ourselves on the digital map created by the organizers, we discover the playful Pointillist Bird by Yoni Alter, inspired by the Divisionist painting of the the end of the 1800s and composed of 98 transluscent discs suspended in the air. Or the Adam Plaza Bridge, reinvented by Camille Walala with hypnotic geometric forms of every shade of the rainbow. Plexiglass panels, reflecting mirrors, super-light structures created with recycled materials redesign the urban landscape into unique itineraries, with the multicoloured “Birds of Paradise” by Atelier Sisu which flutter in the green of Jubilee Park and the Helix by Calidos which spins with the wind in Cabot Square, evoking the shape of DNA. Six permanent installations, a site-specific stroll created by Colin Priest and an exhibition in the lobby of the skyscraper at One Canada Square complete the journey, which is also appropriate for children, thanks to the 12 installations of the Children’s Art Trail.

Francesca Grego - © 2022 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel London