Since 1999, the Fourth Plinth commissions in Trafalgar Square are recognised internationally as leading the field in presenting world-class contemporary artworks in the public realm. Some of the world's most celebrated artists have proposed and made works for this high-profile location in the heart of London.
The commissions are ambitious and provocative and question the role and nature of contemporary art in our public spaces. The programme generates enormous public debate about the city, our role and identity as citizens and how we communicate this through cultural activity.
Following the enormous public interest generated by these commissions, the Mayor of London began the Fourth Plinth Programme to continue this tradition and build on its success. The Fourth Plinth has since featured the works below the current commission, Hahn/Cock (2013) by German sculptor Katharina Fritsch.