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    Antony Gormley: Blind Light

    Past exhibition
    17 MAY – 19 AUG 2007
    Hayward Gallery

    Visitors in Light Installation by artist, Antony Gormley at Hayward Gallery
    Blind Light 2007 by Antony Gormley at Blind Light Exhibition at The Hayward 2007. Photo copyright Stephen White

    An invitation to embark on a journey through different kinds of space

    In Gormley's first major showing in a public gallery in London, he presented a series of works that dramatically engaged with the gallery’s architecture.

    Alongside large-scale new commissions, the exhibition featured earlier sculptures, drawings, prints and photographs by the artist. In addition, the exhibition took Gormley’s work beyond the gallery in the form of an ambitious public project: 'Event Horizon' featured 30 life-size sculptures, casts of the artist’s body, which were sited on the rooftops of buildings and on Waterloo Bridge – and could be seen from the Hayward’s sculpture terraces.  

    The exhibition was accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue featuring essays by Anthony Vidler, Susan Stewart and W.J.T. Mitchell, and a conversation between Antony Gormley, Hayward Director Ralph Rugoff and co-curator Jacky Klein.

    Taking the body as its point of departure, the exhibition was an invitation to embark on a journey through different kinds of space. It explored the ways in which we orient ourselves spatially; how we react when disoriented; how we relate to architecture and the built environment. It also probed into the imaginative and emotional spaces of our experience.