The Observatory is a new digital art-house featuring a series of collected works expressing themes of hope, longing and rebirth. The first incarnation of The Observatory is in Granary Square, King's Cross, London.
Curated by Max Cooper, the exhibition will show 3 chapters of audio-visual collaborations with Thomas Vanz in February; Kevin McGloughlin and Páraic McGloughlin in March; and new commissioned for the forthcoming 'Seme' project including Quayola, Uisato and Yoshi Sodeoka.
These collections seek to question our cultural landscape and explore feelings of more positive wellbeing.
Taking root in the iconic London location of Granary Square, King’s Cross, as part of the neighbourhood’s ‘Mind Your Brain’ campaign. The Observatory, in partnership with Creative Giants and Chamber of Culture and in support of CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), will debut to the public with a three-month series of curated works running from 7 February to 1 May 2024.
The Observatory is an invitation to the public to rest and give space for their minds to wander. A dichroic pop-up space that breaks art from the confines of traditional gallery spaces, it is intended to be a haven amidst urban chaos and bring transformative experiences to all.
Fourteen pieces by London-based audio-visual artist Max Cooper and other feature collaborators will be showcased at The Observatory during its three-month cycle in King’s Cross:
Chapter 1: Max Cooper x Thomas Vanz
February, 2024, 09:00-17:00, Mon-Fri
Chapter 2: Max Cooper x The McGloughlin Brothers
March, 2024, 09:00-17:00, Mon-Fri
Chapter 3: Max Cooper presents 'Seme'
April, 2024, 09:00-17:00, Mon-Fri
The Observatory actively seeks partnerships with like-minded organisations, fostering collaborations that magnify positive environmental action, raise awareness of our social responsibilities and create spaces for better wellbeing. For its debut, this has been amplified and made possible through collaboration and partnership from King’s Cross, Max Cooper, Intercity, Showblock, Chamber of Culture, and Creative Giants, in support of CALM.
Join The Observatory on this unconventional journey, where art transcends institutional walls and embraces the open spaces of everyday lives. Experience the transformative power of immersive art, shaping a brighter, more connected future for all.