Antony Gormley: Horizon Field

in Vorarlberg, Austria

July 31, 2010 - April 2012



Antony Gormley, Horizon Field, August 2010 - April 2012, A Landscape Installation in the High Alps of Vorarlberg, Austria, 100 life-size, cast iron figures of the human body spread over 
an area of 150 square kilometres (detail view), © Kunsthaus Bregenz, Antony Gormley, Photo: Markus Tretter.


The Sean Kelly Gallery is delighted to announce the installation of Antony Gormley's Horizon Field, a unique project in the mountains of Vorarlberg, done in collaboration with the Kunsthaus Bregenz. The stunning Horizon Field consists of 100 life-size, cast iron figures of the human body spread over an area of 150 square kilometers in the Austrian Alps. The work, which is the largest landscape intervention in Austria to date, forms a horizontal line at 2,039 meters above sea level. Horizon Field was inaugurated on July 31, 2010 and will be on view through April 2012.

In a career spanning nearly 40 years, Antony Gormley has made sculpture that explores the relation of the human body to space at large. Increasingly, the artist has taken his practice beyond the gallery, engaging the public in active participation as he does with Horizon Field. According to Gormley: "Horizon Field asks: Where does the human project fit within the evolution of life on this planet? The works form a field in which living bodies and active minds are involved in measuring the space and distance through the field of these static iron bodies, and of course both skiers and hikers will be part of this. This installation recognizes the deep connection between social and geological territory; between landscape and memory." Horizon Field will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue, due to be published in January 2011, with essays by Eckhard Schneider, Martin Seel and Beat Wyss.


For additional information, please contact Denis Gardarin at the gallery (212.239.1181) or denis@skny.com or visit: The Horizon Field Website