Sculpture in the City 2018
What: Sculpture in the City
Where: EC3, Download the map here.
When: 27th June 2018 – 27th June 2019
The territory of city bankers and brokers, London’s Square Mile might not be the first place you’d look to find your culture fix. Yet now in its eighth year, Sculpture in the City has flourished in EC3 to find itself amongst the most anticipated events on the art calendar…
Responding to the cities perpetually shifting landscape, the exhibition weaves a treasure trove of contemporary sculptures between the towers and historic alleyways of London’s oldest working district. The juxtaposition of cutting-edge art in this renowned urban environment plays on the identity of the area to uncover the layers of history often dwarfed by its iconic modern architecture.
As part of the centenary celebrations for women’s suffrage, nine female artists are included the roster of art-world heavyweights with work on show. Amongst them Tracey Emin lights up a walkway in the shadow of the Gherkin with her fluorescent pink ‘Your Lips Moved Across My Face’, while Amanda Lwin’s lines highlight the underground infrastructure in the City in Leadenhall Market. Elsewhere Marina Abramovic’s ‘Tree’ draws in the viewer as it emits the distorted repetition of birdsong. We also recommend seeking out is Sarah Lucas’ life-size Clydesdale horse Perceval (2006), it’s her first piece of public art, and a powerful homage to English culture.
Whether you stumble across a sculpture on your lunch break, or decide to seek them out, Sculpture in the City’s imaginative installation is an unmissable opportunity to soak up the best public art that London has to offer.