In this film, Antony Gormley discusses his exhibition Still Standing: A contemporary intervention in the classical collections at the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2011). Gormely analyses his installation which consisted of two parts: an intervention in the existing rooms whereby he removed classical sculptures from their plinths and an installation of his own iron blockwork sculptures, both rooms unified by a neutral, grey linoleum floor. Linking this exhibition to his major work One and Other (2009) on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, Gormley highlights the way both projects aim to encourage a new awareness of and interaction by the viewer with sculpture and its "frame of representation".
Recorded September 2011:
'Still Standing: A contemporary intervention in the classical collection'
The New Hermitage, St Petersburg
Rooms N108, N109
23 September, 2011 – 15 January, 2012