Amnesty to install Mark Wallinger's 'Ecce Homo' sculpture at St Paul's Cathedral

Amnesty International will install Mark Wallinger’s ‘Ecce Homo’ sculpture at St Paul’s Cathedral in central London on the morning of Tuesday 11 April.

The life-size sculpture shows the figure of Jesus Christ and was the first artwork to be shown on Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth in 1999.

The sculpture will be unveiled at a photo call at 8.30am.

Mark Wallinger, who won the Turner Prize in 2007, said:

“This vulnerable figure will stand at the top of the steps outside the entrance to St Paul’s Cathedral as we approach Easter to highlight the plight of people around the world who are imprisoned and whose lives are threatened for speaking the truth, and for what they believe.”

In attendance and available for interview will be:

·         Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK

·         Mark Wallinger, artist and winner of the Turner Prize 2007

·         Canon Mark Oakley, Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral.

The sculpture will remain in place on the steps of St Paul’s until Monday 22 May and is free of charge to visit.

Photographs will also be made available to media following the installation.

The full address is: St Paul’s Cathedral, St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD.

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