Coming Soon to a Sidewalk Near You

photographs by James Ewing, a Hayward Gallery commission, courtesy of the artist, Sean Kelly Gallery, NY, White Cube, London

Mad. Sq. Art, part of Madison Square Park Conservancy, will present an exhibition of Antony Gormley’s sculpture this spring. Entitled Event Horizon, it will consist of thirty-one life-size body forms of the artist cast in iron and fiberglass which will be installed along the pathways and sidewalks of Madison Square Park, as well as on the rooftops of buildings throughout the Flatiron District. Event Horizon will be Gormley’s United States public art debut. According to the artist, “The installation connects the palpable, the perceivable and the imaginable, creating a relational field in which the passerby as well as the aware viewer is implied in a matrix of looking and being looked at.” Four figures will be placed at ground level, and twenty-seven works will be placed on rooftops as high as 55 stories up and on parapets around the Park, including the Flatiron Building and the New York Life Building.

On View March 26 – August 15, 2010

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One Comment

  1. Oscar Carlson
    Posted January 28, 2010 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    Looks like an infestation to me. The English have had to put up with Gormley’s crap for years. An ocean used to be able to prevent spreading of things such as the plague but it is a shame to see the stowaway rats carry Gormley’s macho banalities into NYC scenes.

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