In 2006, thousands of people watched #AntonyGormley 's Waste Man go up in flames in Margate. The sculpture was 25 meters high and constructed from the detritus of modern consumer society (planks of wood, chairs, keyboards, paintings, dartboards, toilet seats etc.). It was commissioned by Penny Woolcock for her film, Exodus.
Exodus will be screened at the @MargateFilmFest on Saturday 26 October. The event will be followed by a Q&A with the director. ...
We’re celebrating 250 performances of our longest-running show, Sutra, which has captured the imagination of audiences around the world and continues its European tour tonight in Torino, Italy 🎉🌍
Sutra is a collaboration between choreographer @sidilarbicherkaoui , sculptor Antony Gormley, composer Szymon Brzóska and 19 Buddhist monks from the Shaolin Temple in China. A breathtaking spectacle of athleticism, it’s inspired by the skill, strength and spirituality of Buddhism and the Shaolin tradition.
Link in bio for more info and tour dates.
The three friends and founders Maurizio, Lorenzo and Mario were together with #AntonyGormley yesterday night in #London to celebrate the impressive new solo exhibition of the artist at the #RoyalAcademy !
Starting this weekend until December 3rd #AntonyGormley is presenting and exhibition curated by Martin Caiger-Smith, with Sarah Lea, Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts following #AiWeiwei and #AnselmKiefer .
The exhibition will explore Gormley’s wide-ranging use of organic, industrial and elemental materials over the years, including iron, steel, hand-beaten lead, seawater and clay. We will also bring to light rarely-seen early works from the 1970s and 1980s, some of which led to Gormley using his own body as a tool to create work, as well as a selection of his pocket sketchbooks and drawings.
Throughout a series of experiential installations, some brand-new, some remade for the RA’s galleries, we will invite visitors to slow down and become aware of their own bodies. Highlights include ‘Clearing VII’, an immersive ‘drawing in space’ made from kilometres of coiled, flexible metal which visitors find their own path through, and ‘Lost Horizon I’, 24 life-size cast iron figures set at different orientations on the walls, floor and ceiling – challenging our perception of which way is up.
Perhaps best-known for his 200-tonne Angel of the North installation near Gateshead, and his project involving 24,000 members of the public for Trafalgar Square’s the Fourth Plinth, Antony Gormley is one of the UK’s most celebrated sculptors.