What Is Sculpture Good For?
On the occasion of the installation of his sculpture, NEW YORK CLEARING, in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Antony Gormley will look again at over 40 years’ of his work and examine what the stillness and silence of sculpture can offer the inhabitants of an ever-changing 21st century metropolis like New York.
‘Art only becomes art when it is shared.’ – Antony Gormley
Born in London in 1950, Antony Gormley has had a number of solo shows at venues including The Royal Academy of Arts, London (2019); Delos, Greece (2019); Uffizi Gallery, Florence (2019); Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia (2019); Long Museum, Shanghai (2017); Forte di Belvedere, Florence (2015); Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern (2014); Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (2012); Deichtorhallen Hamburg; State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2011); Kunsthaus Bregenz (2010); Hayward Gallery, London (2007); Kunsthalle zu Kiel; Malmö Konsthall (1993); and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen (1989). Permanent public works include the Angel of the North (Gateshead, England), Another Place (Crosby Beach, England), Exposure (Lelystad, The Netherlands) Chord (MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA). He has also participated in major group shows such as the Venice Biennale and Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany. Gormley won the Turner Prize in 1994 and has been a member of the Royal Academy since 2003. He was made an Officer of the British Empire in 1997 and knighted in 2014.
NEW YORK CLEARING is presented as part of CONNECT, BTS, an international art project taking place in five cities on four continents, introduced by BTS. Developed by a group of curators under the artistic direction of independent Korean curator, Daehyung Lee, this project will see artwork by twenty two artists presented free to the public in Berlin, Buenos Aires, London, New York and Seoul.
Special acknowledgments to White Cube and Sean Kelly.