Friday, July 11th 2014
This evening, on the way home from work, we had the opportunity of completing our viewing of the sculptures forming this year’s Sculpture in the City 2014. This is Part 2 and for Part 1 see here: Sculpture in the City 2014 (Part 1). You will find maps of the locations of the individual sculptures here and here. As before, I will give the titles of the works I show you and the artists’ names but for a description on each work, see the City of London’s About the Artwork and the Artists.
There are 14 works on show and in Part 1 I showed you 8. Below are pictures of the remaining 6 sculptures. In line with modern usage of the term, “sculpture” is given a broad interpretation. In some cases, the word “installation” might seem more appropriate (for example, see item 12) but in modern art, it doesn’t do to split hairs. One of the most exciting things about modern art is the way that it jostles and overturns traditional categories.
As before, I present the works in the order in which we visited them, not in numerical order, and I show three views of each.
In between the two parts (see top picture), you can see the white enamelled “lectern” that displays information on the neighbouring artwork and a map showing the locations of all the sculptures.
Taken together Sculpture in the City 2014 (Part 1) and Sculpture in the City 2014 (Part 2) show all 14 sculptures. If you can visit the artworks yourself, I encourage you to do so, but if not, then I hope my pictures will give you some idea of them. Sculpture is a three-dimensional art (one of the reasons why I find it so fascinating) and nothing can replace seeing a work from all different angles. A group of three pictures can but give an impression of the real thing. I hope that is better than nothing.