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Antony Gormley – Time Horizon

Contemporary Visual Arts
May 23, 2024 11:00 - Oct 31, 2024 17:00
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Time Horizon, one of Antony Gormley’s most spectacular large-scale installations, is shown across the grounds and in the house at Houghton Hall

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Time Horizon, one of Antony Gormley’s most spectacular large-scale installations, is shown across the grounds and through the house at Houghton Hall from 21 April – 31 October 2024 (selected dates).

Featuring 100 life-size sculptures, the works are distributed across 300 acres of the park, the furthest away being approximately 1.5 miles on the West Avenue. The cast-iron sculptures, each weighing 620kg and standing at an average of 191cm, are installed at the same datum level to create a single horizontal plane across the landscape. Some works are buried, allowing only a part of the head to be visible, while others are buried to the chest or knees according to the topography. Only occasionally do they stand on the existing surface. Around a quarter of the works are placed on concrete columns that vary from a few centimetres high to rising four meters off the ground.

Antony Gormley is one of the most important artists of his generation and is widely acclaimed for his sculptures, installations and public artworks that investigate the relationship of the human body to space. His work has been exhibited throughout the UK and internationally.

Houghton Hall was built by Sir Robert Walpole, Great Britain’s first Prime Minister, in around 1722. Designed by prominent Georgian architects Colen Campbell and James Gibbs, it is one of the country’s finest examples of Palladian architecture. Houghton and its estate passed to the Cholmondeley family at the end of the 18th Century and remains a family home. The house and award-winning gardens have been open to the public since 1976.

The exhibition is supported by Thaddaeus Ropac and White Cube.

Pricing

£22 booked in advance

£24 on the gate

Up to age 18 free

Students £10