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Photography Graham Lacdao/St Paul's (top right) Jean Vong,
courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Internationally acclaimed sculptor Antony
Gormley has created a site-specific
installation called Flare II for the geometric
staircase at the world-famous St Paul's
Cathedral. The striking work is par t of
the cathedral's art project, an ongoing
program that explores the relationship
between art and faith. Flare II is an
explosion of radiating steel wire rods
floating in the majestic, light-filled
stair well. Speaking about his work, Antony
says: "Flare II is my attempt to use applied
geometry to construct an energy field
describing a human space in space."
The inspiring installation will be at
St Paul's Cathedral until late this year.
IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNESTO
After being closed for three months for repairs and renewals, the Hayward Gallery --
the visual arts jewel of the Southbank Centre -- reopens with a spectacular exhibition by
Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto. An ambitious series of Ernesto's installations and site-specific
commissions will occupy the upper galleries and outdoor sculpture terraces. Renowned
for his sensuous and sensory structures, the artist favours stretched lycra and often
incorporates spices to create works with an abstract, biomorphic quality. From June 19
to September 5. Visit southbankcentre.co.uk.
Wallpaper has been riding an interior renaissance. And England's oldest wallpaper
brand, Sanderson, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, is marking the
milestone with a program of events, exhibitions and releases. After raiding the archives,
the grand old dame of wall adornment has re-released nine decorative patterns that
look as fresh and relevant as any contemporary design. Visit sanderson-uk.com.
Celebrator y papers from the Vintage Wallpapers
collection: Palladio Sunflower and Primavera (inset).
Ernesto Neto's installation The Wisdom of Parts.
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