Sculpture In The City
Sculpture in the City is an annual sculpture park that uses the City of London as a rotating gallery space. Normally more associated with banking and Lily law, throughout August the Square Mile will feature the installation of 19 contemporary artworks amongst the glass fronts of the area’s architecture.
Jennifer Steinkamp’s Botanic (2019) is a video installation at 120 Fenchurch Street which shows an amorphous digital garden blooming on the largest LED ceiling-mounted screen in Europe. Kevin Francis Gray’s Reclining Nude I lies in the bucolic setting of St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate Churchyard. Nathan Coley’s neon work The Same For Everyone is on display near the Gherkin while on the newly pedestrianised space below the skyscraper at 70 St Mary Axe, Elisa Artesero’s neon poem The Garden of Floating Words (2017) sprouts out of newly-designed flower beds.
There are also a number of events accompanying Sculpture in the City this year, including Nocturnal Creatures, a one-off arts festival launched in partnership with the White Chapel Gallery, It features a walk led by artist Guillaume Vandame, which encourages people to join in, dressed in colours associated with the LGBTQIA+ community.