Sculpture in the City, the annual exhibition of contemporary art placed among the striking architecture of the City of London, launches its 11th edition on 22 June 2022. New works on show from eleven contemporary artists will be joined by six sculptures that remain in situ from the 10th edition alongside two permanent acquisitions.
This free, outdoor public art exhibition showcases works by established and emerging artists, with each piece selected for its ability to create a relationship and dialogue with the complex urban environment of the Square Mile. Comprised of different forms, mediums and sizes, the 11th edition of Sculpture in the City provides an opportunity to experience and engage with world-class contemporary public art.
Stella Ioannou, Artistic Director of Sculpture in the City, says, “As we emerged from the challenges of the last two years with renewed energy, it is with a message of optimism that we present this 11th edition of Sculpture in the City. As ever, it wouldn’t have been possible without the vision and support of the City of London and project partners, and of our amazing artists, who have contributed to make this 11th edition an incredible journey through the best of what contemporary sculpture has to offer.
As we welcome everyone back to the City, we hope this year’s sculpture park will engage and stimulate the public, including visitors, tenants, office workers and residents alike. We might even have some new avian residents this year.” Chair of the City of London Corporation’s Culture, Heritage and Libraries Committee, Wendy Hyde, says: “Sculpture in the City is a cultural cornerstone of the Square Mile and we are delighted to welcome it back this year.It’s great to feel the City buzzing again. Must-see exhibitions like these are key to creating this feel-good factor.”
Geoff Harris, title, Nuveen Real Estate, says: “The Square Mile boasts some of the most striking and innovative buildings in the world. But alongside these aerial attractions this district is also developing at ground level; dealing with the challenges that accompany growth, humanising the ground plane experience, softening its space with landscaping and art to create areas for respite.
It’s a feat of aspiration, yet rooted in reality.An international cityscape with a curated skyline. We have been involved with Sculpture in the City for a number of years now.It is wonderful to have the opportunity to be part of such a worthy initiative and to see how it has been embraced and that it continues to grow each year.
”Over eleven editions, Sculpture in the City has brought works by established international artists and rising stars to those who live and work in the City, and its visitors, and has provided a platform for international artists to find new audiences. Since 2011 it has grown significantly, showcasing 141 artworks from 121 artists, and working with the City of London Corporation, in partnership with 9 local business partners to bring these works to the skyscrapers and historic spaces of the City of London insurance district.