Gormley / Lehmbruck Calling on the Body

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Texts by: Dr. Söke Dinkla, Ronja Friedrichs, Jon Wood, Tobias Haberl German, English 2022, 240 Pages, 150 Ills. Linen hardcover 288mm x 280mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-5407-1
| The Body as a Site of Transformation

Internationally renowned as one of the most significant and influential sculptors working today, Antony Gormley is a great admirer of German sculptor Wilhelm Lehmbruck and, specifically, his work’s inwardness, concentration and tranquility. Published to accompany the largest exhibition of Antony Gormley’s work in Germany to date, Gormley / Lehmbruck: Calling on the Body showcases key works created almost a century apart. This richly illustrated catalogue features an introductory essay by the Lehmbruck Museum’s director, Söke Dinkla, who vividly draws out the dialogue between both artists, whilst curator Ronja Friedrichs writes on the museum’s celebrated architecture and its resonance for Gormley’s practice. New scholarship by art historian Jon Wood places a specific emphasis on Gormley’s models and his working process. A conversation with the artist offers insights into his way of thinking and working as well as the value of sculpture in our society.

ANTONY GORMLEY (*1950, London) is widely acclaimed for his sculptures, installations and public artworks that investigate the relationship of the human body to space. His prominent works include the Angel of the North, a monumental sculpture in Gateshead, and Another Place, 100 life-size figures, first exhibited on the beach of Cuxhaven. Gormley has received numerous awards, among them the Turner Prize in 1994.
EXHIBITION
Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg September 23, 2022–February 26, 2023