22 Jun 2015
Arup’s latest exhibition, 'Inside Cities: Art and the Built Environment', opens today at Arup’s 8 Fitzroy Street gallery space in London.
The exhibition celebrates the complexity, creativity and innovation of cities by presenting a wide range of works from the fields of art and engineering, which relate to aspects of the built environment. It includes examples of built, as well as proposed infrastructure, community projects, exploration of materials and objects - virtual, real and imagined – all united by nature and urban green projects in cities.
Exhibits include a display of the proposed Garden Bridge project in London; a recreation of a balcony from the Bosco Verticale building in Milan; a model of the Endless Stair; the Crown Estate’s Ecology Masterplan which focuses on sustainable and green infrastructure; a collection of flower photographs from Fischli and Weiss; and Damien Hirst’s Faithless, a study of butterflies from 2006.
Also on display is Something & Son’s Tea Cosy; Heather and Ivan Morison’s The Nuclear Family and sculpture He dreams of a chicken farm, out in the country; John Wood and Paul Harrison’s Semi-Automatic Painting Machine and Somewhere in Europe; Myvillages’ Company: Movements, Deals and Drinks; Mark Titchner The Future Demands Your Participation; and a study of approaches to traffic and environmental issues in Park/Park.
“We are delighted to be showing a range of work that we hope encourages the viewer to reflect upon their understanding of the physical world that surrounds them.”
— Deborah Smith, curator of Inside Cities: Art and the Built Environment
The exhibition will run from 23 June to 11 September 2015 and is open to the public Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm. Closed Bank Holiday Monday.