‘Architecture of London’, an exhibition at the Guildhall Art Gallery of 80 works by more than 60 artists depicting the city’s buildings, opens on 31 May and inaugurates a six-month season of events celebrating the architecture of the capital. Organised by the City of London Corporation, ‘Fantastic Feats: the building of London’ will encompass street theatre and circus, music, and guided walks. Highlights include ‘The People’s Tower’ (20-21 July) by artist Olivier Grossetête, who uses cardboard to build – and destroy – giant recreations of landmark buildings
Top: ‘Bodies in Urban Spaces’ by Willi Dorner, is a pop-up performance that forms part of ‘Fantastic Feats’ (ph: Lisa Rastl).
Above: Exhibits from ‘Architecture of London’: ‘Christchurch, Newgate Street’ by John Piper and ‘Out of Ruins at Cripplegate’ by David Ghilchik.
Another highlight is the illumination of Thames bridges by architect Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and artist Leo Villareal, due to launch over the summer. An exhibition detailing the scheme, and including other artistic responses to and representations of the Thames, is a the Guildhall Art Gallery alongside ‘Architecture of London’.
31 May – 1 December 2019