After so many buildings were ravaged during the two World Wars, the City of London isn’t the most attractive part of the capital. A host of uninspiring office blocks, some controversial skyscrapers (the Walkie Talkie.. cough cough) and a dominance of the shade of grey has left many parts of the Square Mile looking rather dull. This is why Sculpture In The City is so brilliant, bringing some colour and beauty to the heart of the London. Returning in June 2018, SITC is a year-long public art exhibition. Throughout the next 12 months, a host of UK and international artists have created contemporary art pieces to be displayed in various sites around the City.
This year, SITC has worked with Women: Work and Power to celebrate female artists. For the 2018/2019 program, artists including Tracey Emin, Clare Jarrett, Sarah Lucas, Amanda Lwin, Shaun C Badham, Thomas J Price are among those taking part.
[October 2018 – Another sculpture has been unveiled for the Sculpture In The City exhibition. Check out the blog post on Do Ho Suh’s Bridging Home.]
- Sculpture In The City is on from now until June 2019. At various sites around the Square Mile. Nearest stations: Fenchurch Street, Monument or Liverpool Street. For more information and a map of the artworks, visit the Sculpture In The City website.
To find out what’s on in London in January 2019, click here.