Living near London it’s difficult to escape the constant barrage of sports-hype and the competitive obsession with who has ‘earned’ what colour medal, pumped out 24/7 by the news media.
However, there have been some creative artistic responses, and as a spectacle it certainly has the potential to inspire/provoke a variety of student art: in fact I have already seen students attending the Art Summer School currently run by my school produce a series of strong and creative images (some basing their ideas on their experiences visiting the games as spectators).
Here are some other responses…
2012 Olympic games: Graffiti Street Artist – South Bank – Brick Lane
Brazil comes to the UK | Rio Artist Occupation London
“London officials threaten to erase Banksy’s ‘Olympic’ street art (with poll)”
Paul Kenton has created some large scale artworks – see link to YouTube video
In terms of ‘official’ Olympic art there is, of course, the Orbit tower
Youtube videos and the Olympic Orbit tower
Stunning new artwork for Olympic Park
The ArcelorMittal Orbit