ANTONY GORMLEY 'STAND' 2019 Digital rendering of installation view, Philadelphia Museum of Art, © Antony Gormley
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA, USA
24/01/2019 - 16/06/2019
Ten cast-iron ”blockwork” sculptures by Antony Gormley, perched high on the museum’s Rocky steps, bring art outside, releasing it into the city’s shared space. The artist has replaced anatomy with the language of architecture, using propping, cantilevers, and pier-and-lintel construction, the interplay of masses creating the balance of form and feeling. These sculptures offer an opportunity to reflect on our status as urban animals, our common ground with the artworks, and how context influences our thinking.