Sitting on top of a footbridge over one of the City of London’s busiest streets, there is something strange and unexpected – a Hanok-style Korean house has landed on top of the footbridge as if it has dropped out of the sky, like the famous scene in The Wizard of Oz.
Do Ho Su’s ‘Bridging Home, London’ is of the twenty sculptures for art-explorers who are wandering round the City with maps in hand to find in this year’s ‘Sculpture in the City’ exhibition, set against the ever-changing architecture of the City of London, where the new buildings that spring up from one year to another are amazing – and ae a sign of positive belief in the future, despite the chaotic political storms swirling around Brexit.
The locations change a little from year to year, so part of the fun is exploring parts of the City you don’t know and also discovering some of the permanent sculpture hidden in courtyards there.
One of the sponsors of this year’s programme is Brookwood and, to add to the event, their own offices have a display of painted clay vessels in the Reception area by Patricia Volk which is worthwhile visiting in its own right – can we encourage other building owners to run complimentary art exhibition along with next year’s exhibition
Next year is the 10th anniversary of this excellent initiative, so hopefully will be spectacular….