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Londoners invited to vote on new Trafalgar Square sculpture UK News

Londoners have the opportunity to vote for the next piece of art to occupy the iconic fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square.

Six artists from the UK, Ghana, Germany, USA and Mexico saw their sculptures selected for display in Trafalgar Square from 2022 to 2024.

Led by the cultural team of the Mayor of London, the Fourth Plinth Committee invites members of the public to vote for the work they wish to see occupy the plinth, as well as to give their opinion on the reception of art. contemporary in public spaces in London.

The six shortlisted sculptures include a 160cm high rocket, casts of 850 trans people and a silo filled with plants.

Built in 1841, the fourth plinth was designed to hold a statue of King William IV but remained empty until temporary art installations were ordered to occupy it in the late 1990s.

The town hall assumed responsibility for the plinth in 2005 and has since commissioned several temporary facilities.

Notable installations include One & Other by Antony Gormley in 2009, which saw 2,400 members of the public dedicate an hour a day for 100 days to occupy the plinth, and The End by Heather Phillipson, which will remain on the plinth until in 2022.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced plans to host several public art installations across London as part of the £ 6million ‘Let’s Do London’ campaign to draw visitors to the capital .

The models of the six sculptures selected for the fourth plinth will be available for free viewing at the National Gallery between May 24 and July 4.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-24 16:16:01