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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.
 

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