Friday, 14 January 2011

Fourth Plinth Two

The Fourth Plinth Commissioning Group has decided which two of the six shortlisted artworks will be elevated to the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. During the consultation period, over 17,000 members of the public commented on which artworks should be chosen for the 2012 and 2013 commissions. Next year will be Elmgreen and Dragset's bronze sculpture of a boy on a rocking horse - Powerless Structures, Fig. 101 - which was my favourite (CLICK). The following year will see Katharina Fritsch's big blue chicken take the stand: Hahn / Cock. Why blue? To appeal to Tory Mayor Bouncy Boris, I guess. What on Earth a big blue cock has to do with regeneration, awakening and strength is anybody's guess. It looks daft to me. I'm surprised none of the six artists thought of an athlete for 2012.


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