The Sculpture ‘Marmite’ Question:
What do you love?
What do you hate?
Liliane Lijn replies:
My choice for the worst sculpture is Anish Kapoor’s Mittal Tower, although Richard Wilson’s huge sculpture at Heathrow Terminal 2 comes a very close second worst. If you ask me why I would simply say that neither work has a sense of scale. They are huge cumbersome inflated works.
Best is much more difficult. I love Alexander Calder’s public works, but I am not sure there are any in the UK. I love the Calder in the Reina Sophia Museum in Madrid. I also love the public sculptures of Janet Echelman. She suspended a net sculpture over Oxford Circus during the Festival of Light. I like her works because they are luminous, shape shifting, impermanent and almost immaterial.