Antony Gormley Stars at the Royal Academy of Arts

Antony Gormley Stars at the Royal Academy of Arts
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After David Hockney, Anselm Kiefer and Ai Weiwei, the Royal Academy continues its journey through the most influential protagonists of the contemporary scene - coming up is a monographic exhibition of Marina Abramović, and now the prestigious British institution pays homage to the genius of Antony Gormley with the largest retrospective dedicated to the sculptor in the last decade. Notable masterpieces and new works conceived specifically for the occasion take up all 13 rooms of the Main Galleries of Burlington House, highlighting the multiple dimensions of Gormley’s work. From metal to clay to sea water, sculptures and installations show how, beginning in the 1960s, his vision of sculpture passed through a critical engagement of his own body and then beyond, in a complex exploration of the rapport between human beings and the environment. At the Royal Academy, the installations of the artist will call directly upon visitors, involving them in a drama comprised of space and perception. While in Clearing II they must find their own way in a labyrinth composed of kilometres of rolled metal wires, Lost Horizon challenges common-sense orientation with figures placed on the walls, the floor and the ceiling
Francesca Grego - © 2019 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel London