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Olympic Art Review: London 2012 Olympic Park & East London Art Projects

Tuesday 3rd July 2012, 9am–5pm

Olympic Art Review: London 2012 Olympic Park & East London Art Projects
3rd July 2012
Queen Mary, University of London

The Olympic Art Review conference will focus on the Art in the Park commissions in the Olympic Park and the broader cultural strategy for East London to present information and critical debate on the process, activity and legacy of the art programme for London 2012.

Olympic Art Review ~ London 2012 Olympic Park & East London Art Projects
Date: Tuesday 3rd July 2012, 9am–5pm
Venue: Arts 2, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Campus, London E1
Cost: £95. (+£6.35 booking fee)
Conference Booking: www.eventbrite.com/event/3521971311?ebtv=C

Olympic Art Review ~ Speakers & Content
Lewis Biggs OBE. Curator, Folkestone Triennial 2014

The Olympic Legacy & London

  • Professor Philip Ogden ~ Queen Mary, the University in the cultural and educational life of East London. 
Professor of Geography, Senior Advisor to the Principal,
 Queen Mary, University of London
  • Andrew Altman ~ The Olympic Legacy. Chief Executive, London Legacy Development Corporation

Art & Architecture in the Park & East London

  • Sarah Weir OBE ~ Art in the Park. Chief Executive at The Legacy List / Previously Head of Arts and Cultural Strategy, Olympic Delivery Authority
  • Liza Fior ~ Olympic Fringe Culture - Hackney Wick and Fish Island. muf architecture/art
  • Kathryn Findlay ~ Arcelor Mittal Orbit – Sculpture & Structure. Ushida Findlay Architects

Art & the Olympic Dream

  • Neville Gabie ~ An Artist in Residence. Artist in residence for the Olympic Delivery Authority during the construction of the Olympic Park from September 2010 – December 2011
  • Dr Hilary Powell & Dr Isaac Marrero ~ The Salon de Refuse Olympique / The Art of Dissent: Intervening in the Olympic Dream. The Bartlett School of Architecture / Birkbeck College, University of London

From London 2012 to Rio 2016 ~ The Cultural Impact of the Olympics

  • Dr Beatriz Garcia ~ London 2012: Cultural Policy & Impact. Head of Research, Institute of Cultural Capital, University of Liverpool (invited)
  • Professor Paul Heritage ~ Cultural Connections, Occupations and Transformations: London 2012 – Rio 2016. Professor of Drama and Director of People’s Palace Projects, Queen Mary, University of London

Debate: The Battle of Olympic Ideas ~ Good Sport ~ Good Art?

  • Chair: Lewis Biggs OBE
  • Panel: Dr Hilary Powell ­~ Liza Fior ~ Dr Beatriz Garcia ~ Sarah Weir OBE

Olympic Art Review ~ Conference Highlights

  • Artists, architects, activists and commissioners for the London 2012 Olympic Park,  ‘Art in the Park’, and East London Fringe programme will address the definition, procurement and presentation of art in public realm projects.
  • Academic and professional assessment of the urban cultural impacts for event led regeneration.
  • People’s Palace Project ~ cultural intervention and social transformation and development in Rio de Janeiro to link London 2012 to Rio 2016 in Brazil.
  • Debate ~ Battle of Olympic Ideas:  Good Sport ~ Good Art? -  Art in the public realm as a form of social intervention / interference and cultural benefit / control.

Olympic Art Review ~ Critical Propositions

  • What is the future social, economic and cultural legacy of Art in the Park and East London Art Projects post London 2012?
  • To discuss the role of art, culture and architecture as catalysts for change in shaping local identity in projects in the five Olympic boroughs.
  • To investigate artists’ responses and interventions to civic and corporate social and political planning.
  • To examine how art and culture-led approaches can provide wider social and economic benefits for people, places and communities.
  • To explore the communication between aesthetic, social and political constructions in the production of artistic concepts and architectural ideas within the challenge of architectural and environmental regeneration.
  • To examine the role and process of commissioning art – the place of the artist adapting to the language of architect – the creative role of the architect relating their concepts to artistic practice.

Partners: Queen Mary, University of London; TCCE (The Culture Capital Exchange); London Festival of Architecture 2012; ixia (Public Art Think Tank)

Conference Booking: www.eventbrite.com/event/3521971311?ebtv=C

Olympic Art Review Conference ~ AAJ Press Contact       
Jeremy Hunt  I  07512 812 502 (UK)  I  [email protected]
Zénaïde d’Albufera  I  07754 153127 (UK)  I  [email protected]

The Olympic Art Review Conference is organised by AAJ Press ~ a knowledge and communications platform connecting art, architecture, design and urban thinking through a multi-media network ~ www ~ blog ~ online journal ~ publications ~ events ~ films ~ media and communications.

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LLDC Queen Elizabeth Park; Monica Bonvicini, RUN

LLDC Queen Elizabeth Park; Monica Bonvicini, RUN