Do you remember CIRCA? We told you about it here, every night at 8:20 pm sharp, in Piccadilly Circus, the advertising on the giant screen that dominates the famous square for a few minutes gives way to a digital artwork.
With museums closed, the project created by artist Josef O’Connor aims to bring art to the streets, overcoming the current restrictions, because culture can not and should not stop, despite everything.
The protagonists of the video exhibition so far have been: Ai Weiwei, Cauleen Smith, Eddie Peake and Patti Smith, who with their works have interrupted the incessant advertisements on the screens of Picadilly Circus.
From May 31 the protagonist will be David Hockney, but the peculiarity is that his video work will be projected not only in London but also in Times Square, New York, Pendry West Hollywood in Los Angeles, Coex K-POP Square in Seoul, Yunika Vision, Shinjuku in Tokyo and online on circa.art.
“What does the world look like? We need to take time to admire its beauty. I hope my work encourages people to do that when they see it on the big screens.”
David Hockney will present a two and a half minute video in which there will be an animated sunrise, a symbol of hope and collaboration between people, as the world awakens from lockdowns. An injection of hope given by a star of international contemporary art that will go around the world.
An appointment not to be missed on May 31, Josef O’Connor continues to amaze us with his project, never forgetting that change is possible and art can light the way.