Fourth Plinth Unveiling

 

Start Date: March 28, 2018

End Date: March 28, 2018

The Fourth Plinth is one of the Northbank's greatest cultural icons.

David Shringley’s ‘Really Good’ has been a fantastic addition to Northbank’s Trafalgar Square, however it will be saying its goodbyes on the week commencing 5th March, in preparation for the next installation.

On 28th March The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist by Michael Rakowitz will be unveiled.

Rakowitz will recreate the Lamassu, a winged bull and protective deity that stood at the entrance to Nergal Gate of Nineveh from c 700 B.C.

In 2015 it was destroyed by ISIS along with other artefacts in Mosul Museum. The Lamassu will be made of empty Iraqi date syrup cans, representative of a once-renowned industry decimated by the Iraq Wars.

The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist is a project begun by Michael Rakowitz in 2006 that attempts to recreate over 7,000 archeological artefacts looted from the Iraq Museum during the war or destroyed in its aftermath.

 

Find out more here.