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New Crossrail Artist Appointments

Date uploaded: January 21, 2015

As strategists and curators of the 'Culture Line', Futurecity has announced three new artist appointments as part of their work with Gagosian Gallery, Pace Gallery and Crossrail. Artists Michal Rovner, Douglas Gordon and Richard Wright have been selected by the project, which partners contemporary artists and galleries with Crossrail's central London stations.

Artist Michal Rovner Commissioned for Canary Wharf Crossrail Station

Artist Michal Rovner will install large-scale video screens on elevator shafts and walls inside the 250m long station. Installation will take place in early 2018 ahead of trains running through the new station at the end of that year. The panels on the escalator shafts will depict streams of human figures moving up and down like waves and will extend over two floors. Passengers will be able to view the floor above and below through space left around the elevator shafts. Additional wall panels in the ticket hall will depict human figures moving in and out on horizontal lines, referencing trains coming in and out of the station. To read more and watch the video click here.

Two Turner Prize-Winners Commissioned for Tottenham Court Road Crossrail Station

Renowned artists Douglas Gordon and Richard Wright have also been commissioned to create large-scale artworks in Tottenham Court Road Crossrail station. Douglas Gordon's commission will be installed in the station's western ticket hall in Dean Street, Soho: a series of three video screens will display images of people to evoke the history, culture and character of the area. Richard Wright's commission will see gold-leaf hand-gilded onto the vast ceiling above the eastern ticket hall, drawing on the the lightness of the architecture and the rapidly improving public areas around the station. To read more click here.

Image © Crossrail

Image © Crossrail