Legendary sculptor Antony Gormley riffs on space and the human form. His works explore the interior space we feel within our own bodies -- and the exterior space we feel around us, knowing that we are just dots in space and time.
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Lecture date: 2004-12-07
Over the last twenty years Antony Gormley has revitalised the human image in sculpture through a radical investigation of the body as a place of memory and transformation, using his own body as subject, tool and material. Since 1990 he has expanded his concern with the human condition to explore the collective body and the relationship between self and other in large-scale installations like Allotment, Domain Field, and Inside Australia.
Antony Gormley's work has been exhibited extensively worldwide. He was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994, the South Bank Prize for Visual Art in 1999, and was made an OBE in 1997.
Lecture date: 2004-03-02
Architect David Chipperfield and artist Antony Gormley discuss the process and outcome of their collaboration on creating a studio space for Gormley in a warehouse near Kings Cross.
Antony Gormley has revitalised the human image in sculpture through a radical investigation of the body as a place of memory and transformation, using his own body as subject, tool, and material. Since 1990 he has expanded his concern with the human condition to explore the collective body and the relationship between self and other in large-scale installations.
David Chipperfields work has been characterised by a tendency to use abstracted vernacular forms - the Gormley studio is clearly defined by its context of industrial sheds and uses the more domestic space of an artists studio in addition as a model.
Recent work by David Chipperfield Architects includes the River and Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames; Neues Museum, Berlin; and the Palace of Justice, Salerno.
“All sculpture that I’m interested in knows that death is the inevitable conclusion.” Award-winning artist Antony Gormley sees art as the expression and generation of hope. Hear how he and five other artists work with sculpture.
One of the oldest artistic traditions, sculpture has been defined for centuries as the medium that operates in three dimensions. In this anthology, five very different sculptors shed light on their work. See American sculptor Richard Serra’s minimal incisions into nature, British artist Phyllida Barlow’s large-scale installations and British Turner Prize winner Antony Gormley who states that all the sculpture that he is interested in “knows that death is the inevitable conclusion.”
Also featured in this video are American artists Doug Aitken and Sarah Sze.
Produced and edited by: Roxanne Bageshirin Lærkesen
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern art, 2016
Supported by Nordea-fonden
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We break bread with Antony Gormley in his studio, as the artist talks about his 1980-1 work 'Bed'. The sculpture is made from 600 loaves of Mother's Pride bread, minus those he ate along the way!
Gormley talks about how he was influenced by a generation of American artists from Carl Andre and Richard Serra to Sol LeWitt and Robert Smithson, and how his 'Bed' is "a meditation on the fundamental processes of both art and life."
The 'Bed' is currently on display at Tate Britain as part of the BP Walk through British Art, in room '1970-1980'.
Find out more: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/gormley-bed-t06984
On the outskirts of Edinburgh the grounds of one country estate have been turned into a haven for contemporary art.
Jupiter Artland at Bonnington House, Kirknewton, features site-specific work of the scale normally reserved for large art galleries or public spaces. In fact it's a private collection owned by Robert and Nicky Wilson, who opened it up to the public in 2009. Many artists found in the Tate Collection have made a home for their work here, and this film highlights a few of these: Antony Gormley's enormous 'expanded field' sculpture, 'Firmament'; Laura Ford's eerie 'Weeping Girls'; Cornelia Parker's spectacular 'Landscape with Gun and Tree' and Jim Lambie's 'A Forest'.
We spoke to Nicky and Robert about how the artists responded to the site, and filmed some gratuitously beautiful Scottish scenery.