MARCUS COATES Fourth Plinth Commission Shortlist

We are delighted to announce that Marcus Coats has been shortlisted as one of six artists for the next Fourth Plinth commission. 

Marcus Coates, Hans Haacke, Mark Leckey, Liliane Lijn, Ugo Rondinone and David Shrigley have been commissioned to produce maquettes of their proposed works, which will go on display at St Martin-in-the-Fields from 25 September - 17 November 2013. The two selected artists will be announced by the Mayor of London in early 2014, and their works will be unveiled in Trafalgar Square in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

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FRANCIS UPRITCHARD 'Mandrake' at The Douglas Hyde Gallery

20 September – 6 November 2013

Preview Thursday 19 September 6–7.30pm

Gallery 1

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BEN RIVERS awarded Artangel Open commission

We're delighted to announce that Ben Rivers has been awarded one of the first two Artangel Open commissions alongside writer and artist Katrina Palmer. Open is a £1 million initiative by Artangel and BBC Radio 4 for new site-specific commissions across the UK. It's a call for artists working in any media to share proposals for ground-breaking projects that will transform the UK's cultural landscape.

Previous Artangel Open calls have led to some of the most iconic projects of the past decade – Michael Landy’s Break Down, the very public destruction in a department store on Oxford Street of absolutely everything the artist owned; Jeremy Deller's The Battle of Orgreave in South Yorkshire, the re-enactment of a dark day in the conflict between police and colliery workers during the 1984 Miners' Strike; Roger Hiorns's Seizure, the brilliant blue crystal council flat in South London; and Clio Barnard's award-winning film The Arbor shot on the Buttershaw Estate in Bradford.

Photo credit: Hut made for the Ben Rivers Ah, Liberty! exhibition, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, April 12 - May 22, 2013

http://www.artangel.org.uk/open/open_2013_artists

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