19 November 2015–18 May 2016
Artist Talk: Monday 16 November 2015, 6–8pm
Antony Gormley’s internationally acclaimed public art project EVENT HORIZON (2007) comes to Hong Kong.
EVENT HORIZON is the largest public art project ever installed in Hong Kong. Thirty-one sculptures looking out into space are mounted at both street and roof level across Hong Kong’s Central and Western districts.
The work was first shown in London in 2007, followed by Rotterdam, New York, São Paulo and Rio di Janeiro. In Hong Kong it is presented by the British Council.
‘EVENT HORIZON captures the particular time of a particular body: a subjective place. The principle dynamic of the work is the relationship between imagination and the horizon, involving the citizen in a game of seeking and perhaps finding. Beyond those figures that you can actually see, how many more are out of sight? Where is the meeting place of earth and sky? Through the catalyst of EVENT HORIZON I want the city of Hong Kong to become a place of reverie that invites reflection on human nature and our place in the wider scheme of things.’
The artist will give a public talk entitled ‘Making Space’, 6–8pm on Monday 16 November 2015 at The University of Hong Kong. Details of the talk, and the education programme organised in conjunction with EVENT HORIZON, are available here.
Antony Gormley EVENT HORIZON presented in Hong Kong by the British Council, 2015
© the artist Photo: Oak Taylor-Smith