It’s summertime and Londoners can be certain of two things in the capital during the next few months: rain, and ‘Sculpture in the City’.
The free public art exhibition now in its seventh year, has firmly established itself as a fixed annual art event in the capital’s calendar. This year’s collection will be in place in and around the streets of the financial square mile for a much longer period than has been the case in previous years. Visitors can enjoy works by such critically acclaimed artists as Paul McCarthy, Ryan Gander and Damien Hirst, any time day or night until May 2018. Access is absolutely free and unhindered by company security, opening hours or building restrictions.
As well as the images below, here is a short video I have put together of this year’s offerings… with the odd quip thrown in. Enjoy.
Gavin Turk, 2011
The Black Horse
Mark Wallinger, 2015
Corner of Wormwood Street and Bishopsgate
Work No. 2814
Martin Creed, 2017
Never has there been such urgency, or The Eloquent and the Gaga
Ryan Gander, 2014
Apple Tree Boy Apple Tree Girl
Paul McCarthy 2010
Black Shed Expanded
Nathaniel Rackowe, 2014/2016
4 Colours at 3 Metres High Situated Work
Daniel Buren, 2011
Fernando Casasempere, 2017
Kevin Killen, 2016
The Leadenhall Building, Leadenhall Street
This installation can be enjoyed best at the beginning of my short film about this year’s exhibition. Just press play to see the section it features in.
The full four minute film can be viewed by clicking here.
Support for a Cloud
Mhairi Vari, 2017
Lloyds of London, Leadenhall Street & Lime Street
Gary Webb, 2014
Falling into Virtual Reality
Recycle Group, 2016
Damien Hirst, 2008
Bosco Sodi, 2012-15
Corner of Philpot Lane and Fenchurch Street
Envelope of Pulsation (For Leo)
Peter Randall-Page RA, 2017
Karen Tang, 2014
More information about this year’s exhibition can be found on the official City of London ‘Sculpture in the City’ website here.
London’s sixth Sculpture in the City exhibition, 2016 …
…and the pieces making up Sculpture in the City, 2015
The permanent collection of the Salzburg ‘Walk of Modern Art’ Project