Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Antony Gormley's EVENT HORIZON: Nude Sculptures On Rooftops

These are some of rooftop installations of the 30 life-size iron cast sculptures by celebrated British artist, ANTONY GORMLEY in the Flatiron District of Manhattan. The sculptures were cast from his own body, and are currently on display along pathways and sidewalks of Madison Square Park, as well as the rooftops of many architectural icons in the area. The public art installation is presented by Mad. Sq. Art 2010, and runs through August 15. 
“I’m thrilled to be working with New York: people and place,” says artist Antony Gormley. “I don’t know what is going to happen, what it will look and feel like, but I want to play with the city and people’s perceptions. My intention is to get the sculptures as close to the edge of the buildings as possible. The field of the installation should have no defining boundary. The gaze is the principle dynamic of the work; the idea of looking and finding, or looking and seeking, and in the process perhaps re-assessing your own position in the world. So in encountering these peripheral things, perhaps one becomes aware of one’s status of embedment.”

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