Hermitage exhibition of seventeen works by Antony Gormley and nine classical sculptures from the museum; a unique intervention curated by the artist in which a collection of ancient works of art becomes part of a contemporary installation.
128pp, hardback, 260 x 210mm, 96 illustrations
Distributed by Thames and Hudson (Europe)
and Antique Collectors Club (North America)
...a wonderful innovation inspired by Gormley and curators of the Hermitage ... the ancient gods have been brought down from their pedestals to the same level as the viewer (Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director, State Hermitage)
The installation shots ... show people, young and old, walking up to these statues as if they are about to have a conversation. These things are no longer set apart from us or pushed to the edge. They are no longer raised up, unreachable objects of veneration