Art on the Underground has commissioned ten artists to make an artwork for sites across the Tube network in response to the recent EU referendum. The #LondonIsOpen campaign aims to send a message across London of openness, internationalism, diversity and commonality as part of a wider #LondonIsOpen campaign, led by the Mayor of London.
The ten artists are Tania Bruguera, Sol Calero, Alexandre da Cunha, Jeremy Deller, Hew Locke and Indra Khanna, David Shrigley, Mark Titchner, Gillian Wearing and Bedwyr Williams.
The campaign was launched in June 2016 with David Shrigley’s ‘London: Everyone Welcome’ alongside work from Tania Bruguera, Gillian Wearing and Mark Titchner. The artworks were rolled out across the Tube network on large scale poster sites and digital displays, incorporating the themes of openness and diversity.
This was followed by ‘Art for Everyone’, a one off event in which five artists created limited edition posters that were handed out for free to Tube passengers across the network, giving all travellers in London the opportunity to pick up their very own artwork from the likes of Sol Calero, Alexandre da Cunha, Jeremy Deller, David Shrigley and Mark Titchner.
In early 2017 artworks from Jeremy Deller, Gillian Wearing and Tania Bruguera continue to appear along the network spreading the message that London Is Open.