The Royal Academy of Arts and HS1 Ltd. (owners of St Pancras International) today revealed a major site-specific installation, I Want My Time With You, 2018, by Royal Academician Tracey Emin for Terrace Wires, the station’s public commissioning programme for new artwork by leading international artists.
Depicting the words, ‘I Want My Time With You’ in Emin’s signature handwriting, the light installation is suspended above the Grand Terrace beneath the DENT London clock, hanging on wires from the station’s Grade 1 listed Barlow shed roof. At 20 meters long, the artwork is the largest text piece ever made by the artist and will remain on display until the end of the year.
This year marks the sixth year of the Terrace Wires commission at St Pancras International and is the fourth year of the station’s public sculpture series in partnership with the Royal Academy, which has so far included artworks from Cornelia Parker RA with One More Time in 2015, Ron Arad RA’s Thought of Train of Thought in 2016, and Conrad Shawcross’ The Interpretation of Movement (a 9:8 in blue) in2017. It also marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts and the 150th anniversary of St Pancras International station.
Terrace Wires is a highly visible programme for public art, offering 50 million travellers each year the chance to experience the latest contemporary art as they pass through the station. This partnership between the Royal Academy of Arts and HS1 Ltd. builds on the shared belief in the values of bringing art to the community. The commission is the Royal Academy’s only external public sculpture series in London and is free to view.
St Pancras International is proud to be the home of some specially commissioned pieces of Art.