News

29
Nov

Mtec Shipping | New specialist vehicle for our inventory

This week we’ll be accepting delivery of the latest vehicle to join our inventory: the IVECO 440-570 heavy haulage tractor for abnormal and heavy loads. It is equipped with the latest environmental technology including emission standard control EUO 6, compliant with the Inner London Low emission zone. It also carries the latest safety standard specification for TFL cycle safety initiative, with side and rear camera system, cyclist sensor units and Red-Amber- Green traffic light warnings for cyclists and pedestrians, with proximity warning to driver and audible warning for cyclists on the busy London streets.Continue Reading…

27
Nov

Mtec Installations | Ai Weiwei @ Fundación PROA

Team Mtec recently headed to Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires to install Ai Weiwei’s ‘Forever Bicycles’ as part of his first major South American retrospective. The retrospective, curated by Marcello Dantas, includes a number of iconic installations, sculptures, photographs and videos exploring social, economic and political inconsistencies, themes commonly broached in Weiwei’s work.

The exhibition is part of a collaboration between the Banco do Brasil Cultural Center (CCBB), Fundación Proa and Ternium, Organización Techint and also includes a program of talks and activities during its duration.

Ai Weiwei @ Fundación Proa runs until the end Feb 2018, more details can be found at their website here

17
Nov

Mtec Installation | G. F. Watts @ The Royal Academy

Mtec have recently been tasked with the collection from Pangolin Editions of a new bronze cast of the iconic sculpture ‘Physical Energy’ by G. F. Watts. The fabrication and installation of the work marks a return to its original placing in the courtyard of the Royal Academy, London, 113 years after it was first in situ in 1904.Continue Reading…

06
Nov

Mtec Installations | Alina Szapocznikow @ Hepworth Wakefield

Our latest project as proud, ongoing sponsors and supporters of the Hepworth Wakefield took place in October with the opening of Alina Szapocznikow’s latest show, Human Landscapes. Mtec coordinated the transport for the import of the artworks, as well as the complex packing of these particularly fragile artworks. Our in-house casing specialists created an innovative floating base-crate specially conceived with the reactive and delicate nature of the artwork’s concrete medium in mind, designed to withstand vibrations and movement in transit which could lead to cracking and losses. In total we fabricated 27 new,  bespoke cases in our workshop which were used in  collections from more than 22 lenders spread between Poland, France, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Argentina and UK.Continue Reading…

17
Oct

Mtec Experts | Frederik Wils Mtec Belgium

This month we talk to Operations Manager, Frederik Wils, about his role and the facilities at Mtec Belgium in order to gain further insight into our latest outpost in Europe and the unique advantages open to our clients, colleagues and partners as a consequence.

Frederik, can you tell us more about your background and current role at Mtec Belgium?

‘I started working in air freight from a young age, firstly for the family business and subsequently at Brussels Airport as a freight forwarder. There I gained extensive experience with customs and freight forwarding, not just by air, but also sea and road transport too. By the time I moved on from Brussels Airport, and began working for a specialist art handling and transportation company, I was responsible for all air exports. Continue Reading…

18
Sep

Mtec Installations | Folkstone Triennial

This year, Mtec’s #summerofsculpture, was topped with the crown jewel that is Folkestone Triennial. As our first time working on the project it was an honour to be involved with so many of the festival’s integral works; shipping, installing and project managing a number of the town’s main exhibits.

The Folkestone Triennial began in 2008 and has quickly established itself as one of the primary events in the Contemporary Art Calendar and this year saw works by Antony Gormley, Richard Woods, Michael Craig-Martin, Bob and Roberta Smith and Bill Woodrow included in the programme.

Mtec worked on the following installations which can be seen from Sep, 2 – Nov, 5 2017:Continue Reading…

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

01
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

01
Jun
01
Feb

Elmgreen & Dragset, Powerless Structures Fig. 101. The Fourth Plinth.

‘Powerless Structures Fig. 101’ by Elmgreen and Dragset is a sculpture of a boy astride his rocking horse. Cast in bronze, the work references the traditional monuments in the square, but, with its golden shine, it celebrates generations to come.

The sculpture is 4.11 metres high and 4.32 metres long and weighs 3.1 tons. Installed by Mtec.©

Elmgreen and Dragset, Powerless Structures Fig. 101. The forth plinth, London, 23 February 2012 – July 2013