'Congruity and Controversy' Talk

01 May 2017
14:00 - 15:00
Weston Room
st stephen walbrook
Entitled 'Congruity and controversy: exploring issues for contemporary commissions'; this is the second in a series of talks to accompany 'The Cross' Exhibition, running from 20 April - 29 May 2017.

St Stephen Walbrook in the City of London has been described as one of the few in which the genius of Sir Christopher Wren shines in full splendour. As Priest-in-charge at St Stephen Walbrook, Revd Jonathan Evens is regularly called on to tell the story of how this English 17th-century masterpiece by Wren acquired a modern altar by Henry Moore complemented by a circular re-ordering and further commissions from Patrick Heron, Hans Coper and Andrew Varah. In this lecture, Jonathan will show how this story brings into focus some of the key issues and questions regarding modern or contemporary commissions while furthering discussion of those same issues.