Following on from our installations in the Spring at UEA & CASS Sculpture Foundation, our Summer of Sculpture has continued gaining more momentum as we approach some key events in the Art World calendar.
Our summer began working with the British Council in Venice again for the Biennale. Our sister company MA-CO Italia were on hand to help with the logistics of importing and shipping Phyllida Barlow’s large sculptural works as part of our ongoing role as supporters and logistics providers of the British Pavilion.
We were also honoured, yet again to be tasked with the courtyard installation of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. This year Yinka Shonibare’s ‘Wind Sculpture’ is bringing some much needed colour to the British weather. It was also at this time that our work installing Sculpture in the City 2017 began. As ongoing sponsors of the project, Mtec were involved in installing works around the city and were featured in a number of social media and press campaigns throughout the installation, which took place over several weeks.
This Summer also marks the inaugural Frieze Sculpture Park as a standalone project. Mtec installed a number of sculptures over the course of two weekends at the Regent’s Park site including works by KAWS, Anthony Caro, Thomas J Price, Alicja Kwade and Miguel Barcelo.
As well as the large-scale projects we’ve worked on this summer we’ve also worked on some notable smaller projects such as the restoration and installation of Peter Laszlo Peri’s Sunbathers. The work, which was a central feature of the 1951 Festival of Britain, was uncovered in a hotel garden in Blackheath, and a campaign by Historic England to raise funds to re-install the work began. After raising nearly £20,000 in just 5 days, the work was restored and returned to the Southbank Centre where it was installed by Mtec and will remain on show until 30th August.
Finally, our ongoing work at the Folkstone Triennial will continue until the official preview on Sept, 1. We have already begun installing works by Antony Gormley and Richard Woods in the historic harbour and will be installing further works as the summer goes on. We are also preparing to start work on The Line London 2017, installing works along the notable trail in East London. Make sure you are following us on Facebook and Instagram to keep track of our movements and goings-on and of course our news page/blog for the full story.