For the latest edition of Sculpture in the City, audiences can expect to see works by Robert Indiana, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Antony Gormley, Keith Coventry, Richard Wentworth, Shirazeh Houshiary, Jim Lambie and Ryan Gander across the city of London from 20 June. Located in the dramatic surroundings of the eastern high-rise cluster in the City of London, the free outdoor exhibition will extend from St. Botolph without Bishopsgate to the north, Lime Street to the south and from Bishopsgate to around the base of 30 St Mary Axe.
The participating artists have worked on site with the curational team to select and position their work in response to the architecture and environment nearby. Across the city, Chapman’s dinosaurs, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (2007), will roam the base of the Gherkin, while Gormley’s leaning human figures Parallel Field (1990) will surprise passers by on the pavement of St Mary Axe alongside Aviva Square. Other sculptures include, Gander’s More Really Shiny Things that Don’t Mean Anything (2011) at Great St. Helen’s Church, Richard Wentworth’s Twenty-Four Hour Flag, which juts out from the top of the Hiscox Building and Shirazeh Houshiary’s elegant and ethereal String Quintet, twisting up from St Helen’s Square.
The intention of the programme is to bring public spaces to life through the use of art by internationally acclaimed artists. Now in its third year, Sculpture in the City once more replaces the regular shapes of London’s skyline with the creative imaginings of an artist’s perspective.
Sculpture in the City, London, 20 June – May 2014.
1. Indiana’s iconic LOVE sculpture can be found on the corner of 99 Bishopsgate. 2013 Morgan Art Foundation, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London. Photograph by A Et Cetera.
Posted on 19 June 2013