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Sculpture in the City 2016

27 June - 01 May
Area around the tall buildings of EC3
The northernmost site is St Botolph's Church Bishopsgate
The southernmost site is Leadenhall Market
EC2M 3TL

Playing with the architecture, history, light and open spaces of the City of London, the open-air exhibition, Sculpture in the City brings a new view to the Square Mile. This year’s edition will see large-scale works by artists such as Sarah Lucas, William Kentridge and Gerhard Marx, Sir Anthony Caro, Gavin Turk, Jaume Plensa and Mat Collishaw gracing a range of public spaces from open squares to more discreet locations. Placed in and around some of the City’s best loved architectural sites, the works are selected to bring new meaning and perspective to one of the Capitals oldest working districts, and a unique destination in London. Sculpture in the City is an annual exhibition, launching each summer.

 

Now in its sixth year, the Sculpture in the City initiative aims to enhance our urban environment with cutting-edge contemporary works from leading artists. Set amongst London's iconic architectural landmarks, such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin, The Leadenhall Building (aka The Cheesegrater), and the Lloyd’s building by Richard Rogers, this open-air exhibition not only enriches the workday experience of City workers but draws cultural visitors into this most ancient part of the City. 

 

 

Delivered by the City of London Corporation in partnership with 22 Bishopsgate, 30 St. Mary Axe, Aon, Aviva, British Land, Brookfield, Hiscox, TH Real Estate, Tower 42, Willis, and WRBC Development.

 

Project Patrons: 6 Bevis Marks, Leadenhall Market, MTEC, Price & Myers

 

Generously supported by Barford Sculptures, Blain Southern, Domobaal, Gallery Lelong, Gavin Turk, Gazelli Art House, Josh Lilley, Marian Goodman, Michael P Lyons, Michael Werner Gallery, Sadie Coles, Stephen Friedman, White Cube.

 

Image:

Laura, 2013, by Jaume Plensa

© Jaume Plensa, Photo © Kenneth Tanaka, Courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York.

 

More info here.