Image: Antony Gormley at Voorlinden
Antony Gormley with My Clothes (1980/2020). Photo: Lidian van Megen. © Antony Gormley 2022. All rights reserved

Antony Gormley at Voorlinden Artist Talk

24 September 2022
Museum Voorlinden

On the occasion of the exhibition GROUND, on Saturday 24 September Antony Gormley will be at museum Voorlinden for an exclusive Artist Talk, Q&A and book signing! Gormley will talk about his artistic development, how his work is created and why his work is about our existence. 

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The British artist is renowned worldwide for his sculptures, installations and public works that explore the relationship between the human body and the space around us. The major retrospective exhibition GROUND brings together work spanning Gormley’s career, from his early lead sculptures from the 1980s to recent large-scale installations, and can be seen until 25 September 2022.

Gormley approaches the age-old subject of the human body in his own unique, yet universal and philosophical way, building on art history and conceptual sculpture of the 1960s and 1970s. GROUND is one of the most ambitious exhibitions in the museum’s history, the first to occupy both the museum and the estate of Voorlinden. ‘As a museum, we want to do everything we can to offer Antony Gormley the stage he deserves’, says director Suzanne Swarts.

Groundbreaking works
The exhibition includes Passage, a 12-metre-long steel work on display for the first time in the Netherlands. Inside the sculpture, one travels through darkness into the unknown. The expansive work Breathing Room, in which you can experience standing in a three-dimensional drawing in the space, will also be shown. Extending outside, Critical Massputs sculpture in dialogue with the museum’s extensive grounds: 60 solid cast iron bodyforms will be placed in relation with the trees, lawns, canals and reedbeds of the park. Gormley sees these ‘capturings’ of basic body positions as ‘industrially made fossils dropped into the Voorlinden’s verdant context, calling on embedded body-memory and our potential for feeling’.
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