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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