London’s Living Walls Public Art

Hackney Wick's community-oriented modifications to the area around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games is still very much alive in East London. After the success of the event itself, which many of the famously cynical Londoners had assumed would cause traffic chaos and be a waste of money, the pride felt when all went well is still evident today. In the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Hackney Wick and Stratford, locals stroll …

XXL Art: When Artists Think Big

Love it or hate it, large-scale art does exactly what art is meant to do: to provoke a thought and maybe even knock the norm on its ass. “XXL Art: When Artists Think Big” by Elea Baucheron showcases jumbo installations like Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate in Chicago and Christos’ The Gates in Central Park, in splashy, bi-fold layouts in an appropriately hefty coffee table tome.