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The popular public art exhibition, Sculpture in the City, returns this summer with a selection of contemporary art pieces in and around the Square Mile.

Set amongst London's iconic architectural landmarks, such as the Gherkin by Norman Foster and the Lloyd’s building by Richard Rogers, this open air exhibition draws visitors into the City transforming the EC3 insurance area. Watch CNN's short film or the Sculpture in the City 2014 film for an overview of the project.

The exhibition includes works from internationally renowned artists: Ekkehard Altenburger (Germany); Bruce Beasley (USA); Adam Chodzko (UK); Laura Ford (UK); Damien Hirst (UK); Shan Hur (Korea); Folkert de Jong (Netherlands); Sigalit Landau (Israel); Kris Martin (Belgium); Keita Miyazaki (Japan); Tomoaki Suzuki (Japan); Xavier Veilhan (France); and Ai Weiwei (China).

In its fifth year, Sculpture in the City aims to enhance our urban environment with cutting-edge contemporary works from leading artists sited in both busy thoroughfares and quieter, green spaces. 

For the first time the Cheesegrater will be used as the base the complementary educational programming run by Open-City which will inspire schoolchildren during the project installation.

Sculpture in the City is a unique collaboration between the City of London Corporation (the elected body which looks after the Square Mile global business district around St Paul’s), local businesses and the art world, providing the opportunity to engage new audiences with established and emerging contemporary artists.

Sculpture in the City is delivered through a partnership between 22 Bishopsgate, 30 St Mary Axe, Aon, Aviva, British Land, Brookfield Office Properties, Hiscox, Tower 42, Willis and  WRBC Development UK Limited with the additional support of project patrons MTEC, Price & Myers, 6 Bevis Marks and Leadenhall Market.

With thanks to the artists and galleries: Corvi-Mora, Galerie Perrotin, Gazelli Art House, James Cohan Gallery, Lisson Gallery, Marlborough Contemporary, New Art Centre, Pangolin London, Rosenfeld Porcini, Science, Sies + Höke Galerie, White Cube and William Benington Gallery. Sculpture in the City is facilitated and delivered by the City of London Corporation.

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