Fourth plinth

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Architectural vision for London station is little more than smoke and mirrors | Rowan Moore
Dazzling computer-generated images of a newly revamped Liverpool Street do little to establish its merits or flaws

Rowan Moore

28, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Artist asks British Museum to return Assyrian treasure to Iraq in swap
Sculptor Michael Rakowitz says he will give his fourth-plinth bull to Tate Modern if Iraq can share custody

Matthew Weaver

20, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Rachel Whiteread calls for end to Trafalgar Square fourth plinth sculptures
Artist says programme needs ‘rethink’ amid evidence that sculptors cannot find permanent homes for their work

Matthew Weaver

19, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Sadiq Khan received racist abuse after false reports he blocked Queen statue
Telegraph incorrectly claimed the London mayor had ruled out a sculpture of the late Queen on Trafalger Square’s fourth plinth

Peter Walker Political correspondent

02, Oct, 2022 @1:43 PM

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Samson Kambalu’s Antelope review – an imperial showdown on the fourth plinth
The Malawian-born artist’s traditional bronze figures might suggest a win for the culture warriors, but they subversively celebrate an anti-colonial hero

Adrian Searle

28, Sep, 2022 @2:57 PM

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Prue Leith, instigator of fourth plinth, resists calls for Queen statue
Bake Off judge, who campaigned to use Trafalgar Square space for contemporary art, says it’s not prominent enough for monarch

Matthew Weaver

27, Sep, 2022 @3:10 PM

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‘Everything in Oxford was built with dodgy money’ – iconoclastic professor and fourth plinth artist Samson Kambalu
As he prepares to unveil his fourth plinth sculpture, the cigar-smoking, boxing-glove-wearing artist talks about hat-banning colonialists, his journey from Africa to Oxford – and the joys of renouncing ambition

Claire Armitstead

26, Sep, 2022 @3:31 PM

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Anticolonial hero statue to occupy Trafalgar Square fourth plinth from September
Antelope by Samson Kambalu depicts John Chilembwe wearing hat in defiance of colonial rule in Nyasaland, now Malawi

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

20, Jul, 2022 @11:38 AM

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Faces of 850 trans people to follow anticolonial rebel on fourth plinth
High-profile Trafalgar Square site to feature work by artists Teresa Margolles and Samson Kambalu

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

05, Jul, 2021 @12:26 PM

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Fourth plinth shortlist includes huge rocket and casts of 850 trans women
Public invited to give their views as models of ideas for next Trafalgar Square installation go on display

Mark Brown, Arts correspondent

24, May, 2021 @11:44 AM

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Down with statue politics! Let’s put this lifeless public art back in its box | Catherine Bennett
When Laurence Fox gets in on the act, it’s time to leave Churchill and others in peace

Catherine Bennett

11, Apr, 2021 @6:45 AM

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Mexican artist who shines bloody light on drug violence on fourth plinth shortlist
Teresa Margolles one of six Trafalgar Square contenders to make ‘strikingly international’ list

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

09, Mar, 2021 @2:14 PM

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