Wednesday, January 04, 2006

platform for art



the london underground runs a unique program called platform for art that uses the tube stations as art galleries for upcoming artists. what a splendid way to promote new talent as well as treat daily commuters to a visually appealing side of the station. h and i are currently in temporary housing, located about five minutes from the gloucester road (pronounced “gloster”) tube station, one of the participating stations in this program. commuters using the central and district line platforms are currently enjoying brazilian artist beatriz milhaze's “peace and love” installation instead of being bombarded by advertisements. i love how milhaze's work plays off the tube stations' gorgeous architecture. i take the central line to work every day and am quite amazed at how milhaze’s work is so energizing in the morning and so soothing when i come home.

6 Comments:

Blogger sailu said...

What a way to promote new talent.I cant help but compare the pathetic state of many Indian artists who can never showcase their art the way it should be. I wish our govt adopts similar ideas to promote Indian art and artists.
Thanks for sharing,Lulu.A wonderful visual treat indeed!

3:03 am  
Blogger Nish said...

hi lulu,

looks like you are already started living london-style. Have many food adventures!!! happy apartment hunting - look forward to seeing you soon

5:09 am  
Blogger gs said...

yes, it is a terrific way to promote new talent.during your stay in london you will come across many such discoveries.

3:53 pm  
Blogger Sandhya said...

Wow, that looks psychedelic!

2:15 am  
Blogger Lulu said...

couldn't agree with you more, sailu!it would be great to have a program like this for railway stations in india. the bombay local train stations could be a wonderful starting point.

hi nish - come visit soon!

hi sandhya - the colours are very pretty, aren't they?

11:24 am  
Anonymous art student said...

sailu:
what do you mean "new talent"... Milhaze has been around forever... her works have have been one of the bigest influences on graphic design since the turn of the century - look at any poster - all that starburst stuff, the new 'coke life' stuff, ALL MILHAZE.

1:28 pm  

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