Turner Prize Artist's Sculpture Unveiled
Rebecca Warren's commission on display at at Chiswick Business Park
Rebecca Warren, shortlisted for the 2006 Turner Prize, is one of two leading international artists to have had major commissions unveiled at Chiswick Park this week. New works by Warren and Danish artist Jeppe Hein, commissioned by Stanhope Plc, will be on permanent display at the office development on the High Road.
Warren’s sculpture is the artist’s first public commission. Entitled, ‘Large Concretised Monument to the Twentieth Century,’ the large scale bronze stands three metres high and overlooks Chiswick Park’s Events Plaza. The space has recently been redeveloped to the size of Soho Square in London’s West End and is the venue for an annual programme of activities hosted by the Enjoy-Work team.
Jeppe Hein is also the creator of the water maze installed at London’s South Bank the past two summers. His sculpture at Chiswick Park, ‘2 Way Mirror Labyrinth’, is a 6 metre diameter circle of highly polished steel sections 2.2 metres high enclosing a smaller ring of mirrors, installed by the banks of the lake running through the Park. This is Hein’s first permanent installation in the UK. Both artists are represented by leading art galleries in London, Berlin and New York and were recommended to Stanhope by Anderson O’Day Fine Art.
Stanhope Plc commissioned the sculptures to reflect the Enjoy-Work philosophy underlying the Park management which is based on thoughtfulness and surprise. Stanhope wanted to reflect these qualities in some way in external sculptures as well as to compliment the Richard Rogers design of the Park and landscaping by West 8.
Chiswick Park is open to the public, so both sculptures will be available for the enjoyment of the local community and visiting fans of cutting-edge contemporary art as well as the 3,500 office workers based in Chiswick Park.
September 26, 2007