This article by the Paris 2024 Culture team, reflects on the history of art at the Olympic Games and the trajectory of Olympic Art Competitions,
call for papers CULTURAL TRENDS SPECIAL EDITION Establishing an evidence base for the Cultural Olympiad: London 2012 Edited by Dr Beatriz Garcia, Institute of Cultural Capital By the time of the 2012 Olympic
‘Vectorial Elevation’ is an interactive art installation, by Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, which features 20 10-kilowatt robotic searchlights along the shoreline. The beams illuminate over a one-kilometre patch of sky and are visible from more than 15 kilometres away.
Roundhouse, Vancouver’s community centre is a historical monument, its 374 steam engine being the one that pulled the first transcontinental train into Vancouver. Ten of the Roundhouse staff had to be laid off a week before the Olympics started due to money diverted to finance the Games.
Over the evenings of the 3rd and 4th Febuary, Culture @ the Olympics staff (Jennifer Jones, Kris Krug and Danielle Sipple) have been present at the pre-launch and launch of the Vancouver Cultural Olympiad events, CODE Live.