Magazine article Art Monthly

Commissions

Magazine article Art Monthly

Commissions

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Following December's Mutual Release project by Carey Young, commissioning agency Electra has launched the second in its 'Offer & Exchange: Sites of Negotiation in Contemporary Art' series of site-specific projects that involve the use of legal documents as an integral component of the artwork. Death Counter by Santiago Sierra is installed over the entrance of Hiscox Insurers' HQ in the City of London. The piece is a digital numeric display that, starting from 00:00 GMT on the first day of 2009, began to tick upwards, counting every death in the world. The piece has been loaned to Hiscox for one year in exchange for a one-year 150,000 [euro] life insurance contract for the artist.

Carsten Holler's Double Club, which launched in late November, continues its six-month residency in Islington, London, before being moved to its sponsors' home, the Fondazione Prada in Milan. The venue, whose three spaces--bar, restaurant, dance hall--are split down the middle in western and Congolese styles. www.thedoubleclub.co.uk

Michael Craig-Martin's first work using ceramic tiles has been installed in the newly refurbished Woolwich Arsenal Docklands Light Railway station in South East London. The artist's signature graphic style fills the main stairwells and the project is one of the first commissions in the DLR's major public arts strategy.

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Lumen is a new multi-faith centre created in the 1960s shell of the Regent Square United Reformed Church in Bloomsbury, London. …

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