King's Cross
An extraordinary piece of London


The arts programme

King's Cross is a vast canvas for art

Over a nine year period, a series of contemporary art projects will appear around King’s Cross. This art will celebrate the area’s heritage and its future.

Installation on the Fish & Coal Building of Felice Varini's Across the Buildings', part of the Relay, the dedicated arts program at Kings Cross. Michael Pinsky and Stéphanie Delcroix have curated the first three years of the arts programme. The title of their programme is RELAY and it is inspired by the transformation of the area.

RELAY plays with the notion of the human chain, the transfer from one means of transport to another and the progression of the development. The programme was launched with IFO by Jacques Rival a monumental birdcage which returns to the site for 2014. During 2013, RELAY featured Across the Buildings by Felice Varini and Black Maria by Richard Wentworth. The final installation in the RELAY programme is Of Soil and Water: The King’s Cross Pond Club which opens early 2015. The artworks appear gradually, highlighting each part of the emerging cityscape.

The King’s Cross Curators

Michael Pinsky and Stéphanie Delcroix were appointed as curators by the King’s Cross Advisory Art Panel in November 2010. They are coordinating the first three years of a nine-year arts programme that is set to turn the King’s Cross area into a destination for discovering international contemporary art. Michael and Stéphanie have worked collaboratively for eight years on projects such as Panacea and Lost O.


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