Five works have been shortlisted, and what goes next onto the plinth will be decided by the Fourth Plinth panel. But before that happens, we want to know what you think of these works, which ones you like the most and why.
Fourth Plinth: What will go on the plinth next?
Huma Bhabha: Untitled
It combines the future and the past – reminiscent of a sci-fi creature on one hand, but of the kind of primitive sculpture which inspired by artists such as Picasso and Rodin.
Huma Bhabha was born in 1962 in Karachi, Pakistan. She lives and works in New York.
Damián Ortega: High Way
It looks as though it has been assembled in a precarious way and could topple at any moment. It shows us how invention is often borne of necessity, especially for artist who often work with little or no budget and in informal and spontaneous ways.
Damián Ortega was born in 1967 in Mexico City, where he lives and works.
Heather Phillipson: The End
There’s a cherry on the top, an enormous fly alighted on the side, and a whirling, illuminated contraption, which turns out to be a drone, sending out simultaneous video pictures of Trafalgar Square, which you can pick up on your mobile phone. Themes of global ennui, surveillance and corporate hubris are hinted at on a gigantic cartoon scale.
Heather Phillipson was born in 1978 in London, where she lives and works.
Michael Rakowitz: The Invisible Enemy Should not Exist
Where the original was carved in marble, this will be made using recycled date syrup cans, relics of a once proud Iraqi industry destroyed, like the bull, by war.
Michael Rakowitz was born in New York in 1973. He lives and works in Chicago.
Raqs Media Collective: The Emperor’s Old Clothes
The Emperor’s Old Clothes is a set of regal robes rendered larger than life size, in white fibre-glass, and left empty of a body. Where traditional statues, of the sort seen elsewhere in the square, reinforce the presence of power, in this work there is a ghostly sense of absence or departure.
Raqs (pronounced Rux) Media Collective was founded in 1992 by Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta.