Sculpture in the City – an evening tour
Tuesday 24th July, 2018 | 18.30-20.00
Sculpture in the City is the annual public art programme set amongst the City of London’s architectural landmarks.
Launching on June 27, the 18 art works will be spread across the Square Mile, close to some of the City’s most famous contemporary buildings, including 30 St Mary’s Axe and The Leadenhall Building.
For its eighth edition, Sculpture in the City will include two sound projects for the first time to challenge what is meant by the idea of public art. Marina Abramovic’s Tree (1972) will present visitors with the sound of birdsong, with an insistent, distorted repetition, enclosed within a tree at 99 Bishopsgate. Miroslaw Balka’s ‘The Great Escape,’ the second sound piece will be located in Hartsthorn Alley and will feature the iconic film’s theme tune being whistled repeatedly, each time providing a slightly different rendition.
Participating artists for Sculpture in the City 2018 are: Marina Abramovic, David Annesley, Shaun C Badham, Miroslaw Balka, Jyll Bradley, Tracey Emin CBE RA, Clare Jarrett, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Gabriel Lester, Sarah Lucas, Amanda Lwin, Jean-Luc Moulène, Michail Pirgelis, Thomas J Price, Richard Rome, Nancy Rubins, Sean Scully RA and Karen Tang.
Archiboo’s evening tour will be led by the Sculpture in the City’s co-director, Stella Ioannou and take approximately 1.5 hours.
Please note that while the tour is free, we have limited places.
Stella Ioaanou is Co-director of Sculpture in the City, the City of London’s most ambitious arts initiative, which is delivered in partnership with local businesses and the wider arts community.
Her long-standing relationship with the City’s arts community also informed Celebrate the City (2012), the Square Miles’ celebratory programme for the 2012 London Olympics where she was Project Director. Stella is a member of the City Arts Initiative Advisory Board and is a liveryman member of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects.