Where is the Silwood Sculpture?

New Release from the Archive!

Over the past 4 months, Spectacle has been holding weekly workshops to explore the footage from the Silwood Archive. 

One topic that Silwood residents expressed interest in seeing more information about is the story of a missing sculpture called Neighbourly Encounters. We have edited together some information from the archive about this statue. Please have a look. 

The sculpture was commissioned from the artist Uli Nimptsch for the new GLC Silwood Estate and stood on the estate from 1964 until it disappeared some time in the 1980s or 90s. 

Local historian visits the site of the missing statue

If you have memories of Silwood, and would like to watch more Archive footage please visit this link

Uli Nimptsch’s 1964 statue is missing

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For more on the Silwood Video Group and the story of the estate since 2001 visit the Blog

Mark Saunders talks at reART in Zurich – 26th Oct

Spectacle’s Mark Saunders will be discussing East London and the commodification of local culture at reART in Zurich, Switzerland on Friday 26th Oct.

reART:theURBAN is an international conference that will revolve around the question of what art can do for the development of the urban society and the city itself. The conference takes place from the 25th-27th October this year, with talks from a number of international speakers, including Slovenian philosopher, Slavoj Zizek and Charles Landry, an urban thinker from the UK.

To find out more about the conference, go to the reART website and for more about Mark’s talk, click here

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