News

02
Aug

Mtec Experts | The Line

This month we had the pleasure of talking to Simona Pizzi of The Line about how consistently working with Mtec has made the logistics of the project easier year on year, to form a solid and efficient partnership.

‘Since 2015, Mtec have been the official installation partner of The Line and have undertaken a number of installation and deinstallation of sculptures located in East London between The O2 and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The Line was first installed in May 2015 and I started work at The Line in April 2016, and have worked with Mtec to de-install some of the sculptures on the trail. Mtec are renowned for their expertise in installing large sculptures and my experience with them has been no different. I was able to oversee the de-installations and what impressed me most is the way the team worked cohesively together, it was like watching a well choreographed ballet and the process was made to look incredibly simple and straightforward. I felt at ease, especially when you have an 8 metre tall bronze sculpture dangling over the waters of the Royal Docks!Continue Reading…

18
Jul

Mtec Installations | The Sunbathers @ South Bank Centre

At the 1951 Festival of Britain one sculpture inspired romantic Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas, who wrote: “the linked terra-cotta man and woman fly – defying gravity and elegantly hurrying up a W.C. wall.” The Sunbathers by Peter Laszlo Peri remained untouched and unloved in the garden of the Clarendon Hotel, Blackheath following de-installation at the Festival, and attention was only drawn to its provenance after a campaign to find lost public art by Historic England.

Following an overwhelming response to a crowdfunded appeal, The Sunbathers have been restored and are now on display at their original home on the South Bank. Mtec were honoured to project manage the installation of the works at the Southbank Centre where they will remain for the next two months. In the meantime, Historic England are continuing to campaign for a more permanent home for the sculpture, you can read more about this here.

07
Jul

Mtec Installations | #summerofsculpture

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.

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25
Mar
24
Mar

Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery

The new paintings by Anish Kapoor showing at Lisson Gallery use silicone and resin to create thick surface layers in a kind of hybrid between painting and sculpture. Installed by Mtec.

Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery, 25 March – 9 May 2015

01
Mar

Antony Gormley, Second Body, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris Pantin

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After completing a 3 week installation of Antony Gormley’s latest exhibition in Paris, the team are proud, relieved and very dirty…

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18
Feb

Royal Academy of Arts Courtyard Sculpture by Frank Stella

A new large-scale sculpture by Frank Stella Hon RA is on display in the Annenberg Courtyard. Installed by Mtec

Frank Stella Hon RA. Royal Academy of Arts 18 February — 12 May 2015

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Jan
14
Nov

Cerith Wyn Evans installation for London Zoo ZSL Regents Canal Tow Path

It’s not totally uncommon to be working alongside grade-listed buildings. Part of our job at Mtec is to ensure no damage is done to historic buildings, artworks or people and sometimes birds.
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01
Jul
09
Sep

Anish Kapoor’s first exhibition in Turkey opened in Istanbul’s Sabanci Museum

Anish Kapoor showcased sculptures made of stone, marble and alabaster. Some of the monumental works weigh up to 12 tonnes and renovations had to be made to the museum to accommodate them.

01
Jul

Georg Baselitz’s biggest bronze work made to date at the V&A.

At times a simple looking installation can be the most challenging. Georg Baselitz’s three-figure bronze sculpture stands over 3.5 metres tall and is a considerable weight requiring specialist lifting equipment that only Mtec have. After carefully assessing all access points, we decided that an overnight install through the museum would have the least impact on both the public and the surrounding area.

Obviously our planning and measurements had to be spot on, but the project management team did a fabulous job and we made it through the museum and entrance to the gardens… sometimes with millimetres to spare.

The following morning, the final touches were completed while the gardens were open, and the audience of school children and museum goers simply added to the triumphant atmosphere. ©

Untitled (2013) by Georg Baselitz will be on display in the V&A John Madejski Garden for free, 15 June – 8 September 2013.

05
Mar

Fischli/Weiss Rock on Top of Another Rock Serpentine Gallery, London

This work by Fischli/Weiss, situated near the entrance to the Serpentine Gallery, comprised two large granite boulders seemingly balanced one on top of the other. Standing approximately 5.5 metres high, Fischli/Weiss’s deceptively simple gesture was incongruous and startling, and yet also in tune with its site. Rock on Top of Another Rock oscillated between stability and instability, construction and destruction. ©

 

 

Fischli/Weiss. Rock on Top of Another Rock 2013 Serpentine Gallery, London 7 March 2013 – 30 September 2014