Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Fourth Plinth

The Fourth Plinth
is in the north-west of Trafalgar Square, in central London. Built in 1841, it was originally intended for an equestrian statue but has been vacant for many years.

It is now the location for specially commissioned artworks.
And this summer Anthony Gromley, the sculptor, has created it into a living monument - One & Other. For 24 hours a day, for one hour each, from July 6 2009, the Fourth Plinth will have different people who were chosen randomly from applications, to stand on it. The occupant can use the space and time for whatever he chooses as long as it is legal.

Of course, there has been praise and criticism for this project.

But the question is Would this ever happen in India? Would a plinth be left vacant? Would a common man be allowed to occupy a plinth?


  1. I didn't know about this... very interesting.
    No, I don't think this will happen in India.

  2. Very interesting and nice snap.

  3. Quite an interesting idea!

    I don't think that it would happen here because we are used to having statues of a select few leaders put up.

    On the other hand some experimental art/ installations are seen nowadays, as at the 'Kala Ghoda' festival here in Mumbai so maybe it could happen.:)


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