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Artwork at Canary Wharf

‘Transitions’ by Michal Rovner

‘Transitions’ by internationally renowned artist Michal Rovner is a video artwork installation at Crossrail Place. The site-specific, 16-metre-long animated artwork is installed in the Canary Wharf Group retail which leads down to the Elizabeth line station ticket hall.

The piece relates to the train activity and passageways of the people arriving and departing. The abstracted image of the human flow is placed as an undercurrent in an imagined iconographic landscape of London.

“I wanted to encapsulate, to summarize this place, London with the mystery of fog, the rich theatre, literature and architecture. A mixture of present and past, a world full of monuments, testimonies of a dramatic and grand history, living within the vivid present time which is marching constantly into the future.”
- Michal Rovner

Michal Rovner - Canary Wharf

“I hope that my work in this place, seen by so many people, will remind them that the time that they take for granted, going from one place to another, and the space between, is actually very meaningful. By coming here and moving from one place to another, they are part of the magical human flow in time.”
- Michal Rovner

Sponsor: Canary Wharf Group & City of London Corporation

Gallery partner: Pace Gallery