7 September 2016—21 May 2017
Artist Talk 27 October 2016
A life-size sculpture by Antony Gormley, suspended dramatically from the ceiling of the Main Hall of the National Portrait Gallery, together with a suite of drawings, is presented for the first time in Britain.
As part of ‘OBJECT’, his first solo display at the National Portrait Gallery, a cast-iron sculpture cast from the artist’s body can be seen suspended from the ceiling of the Main Hall.
OBJECT (1999) occupies a position of maximum exposure, being visible from the ground floor and in passing as the visitor ascends the escalator to the Gallery’s top floor exhibition space. The figure can also be experienced in close proximity and at eye level from the first floor Balcony Gallery.
This installation is accompanied, from 5 October 2016, by the display of Fall (1999), a selection of drawings shown in the Gallery’s first floor balcony within sight of the sculpture. These compelling works present a solitary figure occupying a void.
Antony Gormley will be in conversation with NPG curator Paul Moorhouse on 27 October 2016. They will discuss OBJECT, Gormley's views on portraiture and how the artist perceives his work in the context of the Gallery’s Collection. Visit www.npg.org.uk to book. Tickets £8 (£7 concessions).
'Antony Gormley – OBJECT'
National Portrait Gallery
St Martin’s Place
+44 (0) 20 7306 0055
Monday—Wednesday & Saturday—Sunday: 10am—6pm
Antony Gormley ‘OBJECT’ (1999)
Installation view ‘Lost Paradise Lost’ Lutherkirche Germany 2000
© the artist Photograph by Helmut Kunde, Kiel, Germany