You can tell a Shawcross from a mile off. His works lie on the borders of geometry and philosophy, physics and metaphysics. His structural montages in cast iron and bronze have become increasingly large-scale in recent years.
This year, Shawcross unveils his latest project, The Optic Cloak, an 'architectural intervention' (AKA huge sculpture) on Greenwich Peninsula. His most ambitious public commission to date, the 50m structure is made up of triangular pains of glass, set at angles, that make them shimmer and shift as you pass by. We think it's beautiful, like Kubla Khan's pleasure dome, ot the turret of some kind of ice palace, or - especially at evening when it's lit up. If only they'd asked him to design The Shard...
|Conrad Shawcross, Optical Cloak System
|Greenwich Peninsula | MAP
01 Apr 16 – 29 Feb 20, Exact opening date TBA
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