Art fans can enjoy a new exhibition at a city centre landmark.
Sheffield Cathedral is hosting installations by contemporary artists including the ‘Cyber iconic Man’ which will hang from the ceiling in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit.
It reflects on today’s interests in genetic engineering, stem cell research and the transformation of the body by plastic surgery and metal prostheses. Blood drips from parts of the body to the mouth and onto the floor.
The art is part of five exhibitions, called Going Public: International Art Collectors, at the Cathedral, Millennium Gallery, Graves Gallery, Site Gallery and Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery, and is designed to begin a debate about ‘the role public galleries and private collections play in bringing great art to everyone’.
Other work will include Micol Assael’s sound installation ‘Your Hidden Sound’ in the lower level of the crypt and in the south aisle will be a tapestry named “Still, Untitled” by Pae White. Other works include ‘Saint Sebastian’, a video installation by Fiona Tan and ‘Christmas `95’, a light installation by Maurizio Cattelan.
The artwork will be on display from 16 September December 12.