Antony Gormley, Lost Horizon I, 2008. Cast iron, each element 189 x 53 x 29 cm. Installation view, White Cube, Mason's Yard, London, England. Courtesy of the Artist and PinchukArtCentre (Kiev, Ukraine) © the Artist. Photo: Stephen White, London

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Antony Gormley

at the Royal Academy

An illustrated lecture by Sarah Lea

From the British coastline to the rooftops of Manhattan, Antony Gormley’s sculptures are recognised across the world. With work from his 45-year career alongside major new installations created especially for the Royal Academy's Main galleries, this exhibition explores the artist's use of organic, industrial and elemental materials, including iron, steel, hand-beaten lead, seawater and clay. The works reflect Gormley's central focus on the body and space, both in terms of our relationship to the environment around us, and the body itself as a space we all inhabit.

"The body is more a place than an object for me: the body 'in' space and the body 'as' space"  Antony Gormley RA  Website

Lecture sponsored by Martin and Laurette Read

Sarah Lea is an art historian and curator trained at Goldsmiths College and Birkbeck University. Having joined the Royal Academy of Arts in 2007, she has curated major exhibitions including: Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust (2015), Dali/Duchamp (2017), Tacita Dean: Landscape (2018), Klimt/Schiele Drawings (2018), Helene Schjerfbeck (2019), Anthony Gormley - Royal Academy - 21 Sep to 3 Dec 2019
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