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“Notice Me” (LGBTQIA+ Walk) with Guillaume Vandame

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As part of Nocturnal Creatures, artist Guillaume Vandame will lead Notice Me (LGBTQIA+ Walk) a social sculpture that takes the form of a peaceful walk inviting individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community and queer allies of all ages and backgrounds seeking to support the cause of equality and free love.

The nature of the walk is gentle and fluid, exploring the Sculpture in the City area over the evening and the diversity of sculptures on display along the way. Notice Me celebrates the ordinary beauty of being queer and the importance of queer visibility in urban environments. Participants are encouraged to dress in one of seven colours – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink – and together we will form a rainbow.

“Towards the end of 2018, I began thinking actively about the importance of queer representation and queer spaces. On one hand there was an active threat to these physical and virtual spaces for queer people seeking connection and on the other hand I was aware that there were many queer people like myself who felt disconnected from these communities. I wanted to focus on the body and positively expand people’s perceptions towards queer people in the City of London. Notice Me became a vehicle for collectivising people from the LGBTQIA+ community to celebrate the ordinary beauty of being queer and the value each individual has in our society.”

Guillaume Vandame, 2019

To attend the tour, book your place here. Note the tour is free but space is strictly limited so booking is essential.

Image: Notice Me, Guillaume Vandame. 2019. Courtesy of the artist.



This walk is part of the Sculpture in the City events programme for the second edition of Nocturnal Creatures a free contemporary arts festival which we are proud to be the Associate Programme Partner to. For one night only, the galleries at the Whitechapel Gallery, the Sculpture in the City area and a host of extraordinary east-end spaces are transformed by an exciting programme of performance, sculpture, sound installations, music, video, and culinary experiences.

For other events happening on Saturday 20th July (6-11pm) as part of Nocturnal Creatures, go to https://www.whitechapelgallery.org/events/nocturnal-creatures-2019/

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About Sculpture in the City

Sculpture in the City is an urban sculpture park, set amongst the architectural landmarks in the City’s insurance district. This dynamic project, where artworks are installed for up to a year, responds to the area’s ever-evolving urban environment by making use of newly created public spaces, or spaces previously unused or inaccessible. These sculptures create an art trail woven through the contemporary towers and historic alleyways of the City’s oldest working district. The sculptures add new layers of meaning, playing with the area’s identity and encouraging visitors to see this part of the City in a new light.

Sculpture in the City is delivered by the City of London Corporation in partnership with Aon, Aviva, Beaumont, Bloomberg, British Land, Brookfield Properties, CC Land, Hiscox, London & Oriental, Nuveen Real Estate, Tenacity, Tower 42 and TwentyTwo.

The full line-up of artists is as follows: Salvatore Arancio, Reza Aramesh, Elisa Artesero, Shaun C Badham, Jyll Bradley, Nathan Coley, Marisa Ferreira, Leo Fitzmaurice, Kevin Francis Gray, Clare Jarrett, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Michael Lyons, Nancy Rubins, Nina Saunders, Jennifer Steinkamp, Do Ho Suh, Jonathan Trayte (autumn 2019), Patrick Tuttofuoco and Lawrence Weiner.

For more information go to https://www.sculptureinthecity.org.uk/

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