ACME have worked with Dais Contemporary to commission a series of artworks for the new Canopy by Hilton opening in Aldgate in the City of London. Made by London-based artist, the works address aspects of the East London context of Whitechapel, Spitalfields and Shoreditch. Selected artists include Tom Gidley, Janne Malmros and Steven Quinn.
The art will be a key part of the hotel interiors design and will include large scale portraits in the corridors by artist Mia Bergeron showcasing the faces of everyday characters living and working in the surrounding neighbourhoods.
A selection of collages by Steven Quinn will be included in room cabinets. These refer to his street art project ‘Face Off’ (2014) where he took to the streets tearing up and combining images from old magazines and printed archival imagery, which he then pasted into public areas around Brick Lane and Shoreditch.
The art will appear in every room and the common areas, including smaller works in bespoke cabinets like prints, potteries and textiles.