|Outstanding Public Projects by Our Artists (4.7.2011)|
||Louise Bourgeois and Peter Zumthor.|
'The Witches of Finnmark Memorial'
From 23 June 2011
"The Witches of Finnmark Memorial" in Vardø, Norway has recently opened to the public. Dedicated to the victims of a 17th century witch hunt in Vardø, the two building monument was designed by Peter Zumthor and houses Louise Bourgeois's sculpture, 'The Damned, The Possessed and The Beloved' (2007 - 2010), a flaming chair surrounded by a ring of seven oval mirrors - each distorted mirror reflecting the flame differently. The second building by Zumthor, over 125 metres long, has one illuminated window for each of the victims burnt at the stake.
For further information, please visit Varanger's website.
Louise Bourgeois's 'MAMAN'
Bürkliplatz, Zurich, Switzerland
Until 31 July 2011
Louise Bourgeois's iconic sculpture, 'MAMAN' (1999), is on view in Switzerland for the first time, travelling from Bern to Zurich and Geneva. The sculpture finishes its Swiss tour in the grounds of the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen / Basel as part of the Fondation Beyeler's major exhibition celebrating Bourgeois's 100th birthday.
'MAMAN' will be in Bürkliplatz in Zurich until 31 July 2011. The exhibition at Fondation Beyeler opens to the public on Saturday 3 September.
For further information, please visit the Fondation Beyeler website.
Martin Creed 'Work No. 1059'
Scotsman Steps, Edinburgh, Scotland
From 24 June 2011
'Work No. 1059', Martin Creed's transformation of the Scotsman Steps in Edinburgh, is now open to the public. Creed regenerated the previously dilapidated stairs by covering each step in a different variety of marble from all over the world.
Commissioned by The Fruitmarket Gallery, 'Work No. 1059' is closely linked to 'Down Over Up', Creed's 2010 solo exhibition at The Fruitmarket Gallery. These steps further explore Creed's notion of growth: showing process, progress and things in movement.
For further information, please visit The Fruitmarket Gallery website.
Paul McCarthy 'Henry Moore
Bound to Fail (Bronze)'
KÖR Kunst Im Öffentlichen Raum,
Karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria
Until 12 December 2011
Paul McCarthy's monumental sculpture, 'Henry Moore Bound to Fail (Bronze)' (2004), is on view at KÖR Kunst Im Öffentlichen Raum in Vienna until 12 December 2011. Standing over 6 metres tall, the bronze sculpture is a smooth black abstracted figure with a cylinder puncturing its torso. Based on an early sculpture made when McCarthy was 15 years old, this work is one in a series of variations which explore form in a multitude of materials, colours, sizes and treatments.
For further information, please visit Kunsthalle Wien's website.