Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
A Year of Books
Account Services
Our Chelmsford shop
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Shortlist announced for Fourth Plinth artworks

20th August 2010

The six artworks that have been shortlisted to fill Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth in 2012 have been unveiled by the Arts Council.

Allora & Calzadilla's fully operational pipe organ Untitled (ATM/Organ), Powerless Structures, Fig.101 by Elmgreen & Dragset and Katharina Fritsch's giant ultramarine cockerel Hahn/Cock are among the pieces that could fill the spot.

Battenberg, Brian Griffiths' sculpture of the famous cake made out of pink and yellow coloured bricks, Hew Locke's Sikandar and It's Never Too Late And You Can't Go Back by Mariele Neudecker complete the shortlist.

The artworks will be displayed to the public at St-Martins-in-the-Fields at Trafalgar Square until October 31st, while Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, will name the one or more pieces that will sit on the plinth early next year.

Mr Johnson commented: 'Each of the artists has come up with a very different vision, their wit and originality offering a highly individual response to the historic backdrop of Trafalgar Square.'

The Fourth Plinth, which sits in the north-west corner of the square, has been used to host artworks for the past four years, with Yinka Shonibare's Nelson's Ship in a Bottle, One and Other by Anthony Gormley and Thomas Schutte's Model for a Hotel being among the works to reside there.
 

Latest Blog
Read an extract from Everything I Know About Love
20/04/2018

Dolly Alderton's Everything I Know About Love is an honest, funny and uplifting account of growing up and being enough.

An extract from The Fire This Time
18/04/2018

Edited by National Book Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward, The Fire This Time is a collection of essays and poems exploring black experience in modern-day America, in a response to James Baldwin's groundbreaking 1963 essay collection The Fire Next Time.

Swither, Shoogle, Wheesht - Kirsty Logan on the language of The Gloaming
17/04/2018

Kirsty Logan's second novel, The Gloaming, is a swirling tale threaded through with magic, heartbreak, love and mermaids. It is studded with evocative but perhaps unfamiliar words, adding atmosphere, mood and expression. Exclusively for Foyles, she has written about some of these Scottish words, that head up each chapter of the book.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd