Sculpture in the City has returned to Leadenhall, the City of London’s annual public art programme set amongst iconic architectural landmarks, has unveiled the 18 artworks which make up this year’s outdoor sculpture park in the Square Mile. Launching today, 27 June, and running over the next year, Leadenhall Market is host to two iconic artworks, I’M STAYING by Shaun C.Badham and A Worldwide Web of Somewheres, by Amanda Lwin.
Shaun’s artwork is a red neon sculpture and a statement of both provocation and affirmation. Spelling out “I’M STAYING”, the neon artwork comments on our relationship to place, community and change – reminding visitors of the resilience of Leadenhall’s historic market in the midst of substantial change and modernisation.
Amanda’s artwork is an amazing site specific piece – a knitted net made out of string and rope which maps out infrastructure including tube lines, sewers and broadband networks in the City of London. This work has a strong connection to the market and also the City as a whole. This piece is part of the City of London’s Women: Work and Power programme.
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