Michael Landy – Art on the London Underground

Acts of Kindness is a new project by British artist Michael Landy celebrating everyday generosity and compassion on the London Tube.

Landy is inviting passengers and staff to get involved in this socially-engaged project by sending stories of kindness that we’ve seen or been part of on London Underground. In the coming months he will choose a selection of the stories to place in Central line stations and trains.

Acts of Kindness is the first in Art on the Underground’s ‘Central line’ series of artists’ projects taking place from 2011 to 2012. Landy will start placing his selection of Acts of Kindness stories in Central line stations and trains from late July 2011.

Infamous for his Break Down installation/performance in 2001, Michael Landy is a very popular artist and part of the celebrated YBA generation who came to prominence in the 1990s. If you’re interested in his art, check out these three books on his classic works (featured below). You can order these via our on-line bookstore.

featured image (above): Fellow Feeling (detail) © Michael Landy 2011