Seven Sculptures by Internationally Renowned Artists Unveiled in London’s Square Mile
The City of London unveiled seven sculptures by internationally renowned artists.
The City of London Corporation announced the unveiling of seven sculptures in London’s Square Mile by internationally renowned artists Michael Craig-Martin, Tracey Emin, Angus Fairhurst, Dan Graham, Thomas Houseago, Julian Opie and Yayoi Kusama transforming Great St Helen’s in the City of London. Great St Helen’s: Sculpture Space, is a free open-air curated exhibition which shows until January 2013.
A new work by Dan Graham called ‘City of London Rococo’, especially made for the exhibition after the artist visited the site is viewable alongside the seven other pieces including Tracey Emin’s renowned Roman Standard and Thomas Houseago, Bottle II which is exhibited for the first time.
Dan Graham’s specially commissioned pavilions blur the line between art and architecture, mirror and glass structures that create diverse optical effects. Created as hybrids, they operate as quasi-functional spaces and art installations. Studies of space and light, they are situated in public spaces and are activated by the presence of the viewer.
Great St Helen’s: Sculpture Space aims to enhance its urban surroundings with cutting-edge contemporary sculpture. One of the central concepts of the curated show, which is in its second year, is the site-specific response by the artists. Set amongst London’s iconic architectural landmarks, including The Gherkin by Norman Foster and the Lloyd’s building by Richard Rogers, the works, which can be viewed at all times draw visitors into The City and encourage them to engage with bold and striking art.
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