Leadenhall Market is delighted to be host to Guillaume Vandame’s symbols (2019-2021) as part of Sculpture in the City’s annual programme of public artworks. The installation consists of 30 unique flags from the LGBTQ+ community, spanning the original Pride Flag designed by Gilbert Baker in San Francisco in 1978 to its newest iteration by Daniel Quasar in 2018. The installation represents the diversity of gender, sexuality, and desire today and will be shown for the first time. Close by, visitors will see a new iteration of a work from Tatiana Wolska, Untitled (2021). This vivid red aerial sculpture in two parts is created using cut, perforated and fused recycled plastic bottles, and suspended as if infecting its environment, one part in Leadenhall Market, and the other on the façade of 70 Gracechurch Street.
Sculpture in the City, the City of London’s annual programme of public artworks placed amidst the iconic architecture of the City Cluster, has announced the 18 artworks that will form this year’s exhibition, marking the tenth edition.
Launching on 15 June 2021, works by artists including Laure Prouvost, Alice Channer, Eva Rothschild, Mark Handforth, Laura Arminda Kingsley, and Rosanne Robertson, will be on display around the City’s famous buildings and public spaces. Spanning 100 Bishopsgate to Leadenhall Market, Fenchurch Street Station Plaza to Mitre Square, this year’s edition will bring contemporary public artworks to the ancient and modern spaces of the City.
Sculpture in the City will be in place to welcome visitors and workers back to the Square Mile, as the City of London starts to reopen. Ranging across various forms, scales and media, the tenth edition provides a free, outdoor exhibition for audiences to experience contemporary art and to engage with their immediate environment.