Poppies: Weeping Window
BY PAUL CUMMINS ARTIST AND TOM PIPER DESIGNER
6 October - 18 November 2018
Poppies: Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies.
IWM London tells the stories of those whose lives have been shaped by war through the depth, breadth and impact of their Galleries, displays and events. Visitors can explore the First World War Galleries and iconic Atrium which were transformed in 2014 to mark the start of the First World War Centenary commemorations. Visitors can also explore the other galleries and visit IWM’s temporary exhibitions.
IWM London is presenting Weeping Window while its sister institution, IWM North, is presenting Wave. At the end of the tour, the two sculptures will go into the long-term ownership of the Imperial War Museums and become part of IWM’s permanent collection.
In 2018, in addition to the Poppy sculptures, IWM will present Making a New World, a season of innovative exhibitions, installations and immersive experiences at IWM London and IWM North which will explore how the First World War has shaped the society we live in today.
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Wave and Weeping Window are from the installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ – poppies and original concept by artist Paul Cummins and installation designed by Tom Piper – by Paul Cummins Ceramics Limited in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces, originally at HM Tower of London 2014.
Dates, Times & Locations
6 October – 18 November 2018