Tag: Victoria and Albert Museum

04
Jul

Mtec Recommends…July 2016

This month showcases several iconic artists and their work; making for a summer of celebration and reflection…

Jun, 2016 – May, 2017 Sculpture in the City 2016 – Various Artists

Once again the City of London is home to an inspiring collection of sculpture. This year, as proud sponsors, we have installed a total of 20 works including those by Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas, Anthony Caro and Giuseppe Penone.


Jul, 2 – Oct, 2 2016 Royal Academy of the Arts – David Hockney: 82 Portraits & 1 Still-life

As one of the most anticipated shows of the year, David Hockney’s return to the RA is not set to disappoint. With the entire show painted over the course of three days, and telling the story of those who have crossed paths with the artist over the last two years, the exhibition sees the influence of LA on Hockney’s work after his departure from Yorkshire.

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24
Apr

V&A Engineering Season

From June, 18 – Nov, 6 2016 the V&A will be holding a number of events and exhibitions for their Engineering Season which highlights engineers as the ‘unsung heroes of design’. Mtec will be installing the Elytra Filament Pavillion, designed by architect Achim Menges with Moritz Dörstelmann, structural engineer Jan Knippers and climate engineer Thomas Aterm which opens on May, 18.

The Pavilion will grow over the course of the Season in response to data on structural behaviour and patterns of inhabitation of the Garden and visitors will have the opportunity to witness the Pavilion’s construction as new cells are fabricated in-situ by a Kuka robot.

Other events include a celebration of British Engineering in London and an exhibition covering the legacy of Ove Arup’s life’s work.

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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.