Fourth plinth

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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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Gilbert and George on their epic Covid artworks: 'This is an enormously sad time'
The artists have responded to the pandemic with comic, haunting works showing themselves being buffeted around a chaotic London. They talk about lines of coffins, illegal raves and ‘shameful’ statue-toppling

Jonathan Jones

01, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Licked into shape: Heather Phillipson's sundae should bring an end to the fourth plinth
The 13th occupant of Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth arrives when the notion of public statuary is under question like never before. Maybe the next choice needs to make a firm statement

Claire Armitstead

30, Jul, 2020 @3:04 PM

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Fourth plinth whipped cream, drone and fly sculpture unveiled
Heather Phillipson’s The End monument in Trafalgar Square is plinth’s 13th commission

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

30, Jul, 2020 @11:39 AM

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'Disgust can be so engrossing': fourth plinth artist Heather Phillipson
She once turned a tube platform into a protest against the torture of eggs. Now she is putting a giant dollop of whipped cream in Trafalgar Square. The DJ, poet, musician and artist explains why

Stuart Jeffries

11, Mar, 2020 @3:01 PM

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Heather Phillipson: 'We torture eggs. They're potential lives'
The vegan artist has put eggs on the tube and is about to place a dollop of cream on the fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square – but first there are augmented-reality bird faeces to attend to

Tim Jonze

27, Aug, 2018 @2:00 PM

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Fourth plinth review – 'My heart is in my mouth'
Trafalgar Square, London
Michael Rakowitz’s syrup-tin copy of a treasure destroyed by Isis is a magnificent marriage of sorrow, futility and resistance. One of the best fourth plinth works yet

Adrian Searle

28, Mar, 2018 @3:55 PM

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Fourth plinth: how a winged bull made of date syrup cans is defying Isis
Michael Rakowitz used 10,000 tin cans to rescue a treasure destroyed by Isis. The Iraqi-American, who once made a work out of Saddam Hussein’s dinner plates, explains why he likes causing trouble

Claire Armitstead

26, Mar, 2018 @3:42 PM

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Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth is fine for horses, but not avant garde art
The new works destined for London say pithy things about the modern world – but they keep sculpture trapped in the 19th century

Jonathan Jones

21, Mar, 2017 @3:49 PM

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