Museums are closed? No worries - in London, great art has taken to the streets. The latest innovative project of the British capital in this direction is called Circa and it is a platform for public art right in the heart of the city. We’re in Piccadilly Circus and Europe’s largest billboard puts a hold on commerce to make room for celebrated names in contemporary art. Every night, the 4K screen will become an immense digital canvas, where works conceived for the occasion will appear for two minutes, alternating according to a monthly program. They are all linked by a reflection on 2020, a year nobody will easily forget. Ai Weiwei, who started things off in October, offered passersby in Piccadilly a 60-minute video, with an intimate personal look at life since the pandemic. In December, British artist Eddie Peake will light up the winter with a show full of colour and energy. And for those of you who aren’t in the centre of town around 8 pm? Circa has also thought of you, with real-time streaming and content created by the artists available online at circa.art.
When Art is Adrenalin. In Orbit with Carsten Höller and Anish Kapoor
Climb up the highest sculpture in the United Kingdom and slide down the vertiginous tunnel of the Slide - it’s happening in the East End where the ArcelorMittal Orbit brings back the thrills of the 2012 Olympic Games.
At the British Museum, a Journey through the History of the Tantra
From India in the Middle Ages to contemporary feminism, tantric philosophy revolutionised both East and West. But what do we really know about it? A gallery of precious objects reveals its secrets across cultures and time.