Antony Gormley

HENRY MOORE: EPOCHE UND ECHO: ENGLISH SCULPTURE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, MUSEUM WüRTH, KüNZELSAU, GERMANY, 2005

08 June - 16 October 2005

This exhibition, which focused on English sculpture and some of its main exponents, span over six decades, ranging from the 1950s to the early 2000s. The central figure was, of course, Henry Moore. During the post-war period, he, together with Barbara Hepworth, came to be regarded as the avant-garde of English sculpture. Together they formed an inspirational combination which exercised a strong influence on sculptural creativity in England. Its influence was, however, more concerned with liberating sculpture from its representational responsibilities and reducing its figurative elements than with conveying a definitive style. By distancing themselves from such precepts, Moore and Hepworth succeeded in laying the groundwork for the frank and innovative approach adopted by later generations of sculptors. The artists in this exhibition included Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Eduardo Paolozzi, Anthony Caro, Tim Scott, Barry Flanagan, David Nash, Tony Cragg, Richard Deacon, Antony Gormley, and Anish Kapoor.

Gormley exhibited several works: MOTHER'S PRIDE (1982), BLANKET DRAWING IV (1983), CHROMOSOME (1984), SEEDS V (1989/93), CLOSE V (1998), and EDGE II (2000).  

CHROMOSOME, 1984; SEEDS V, 1989/93; BLANKET DRAWING IV, 1983

CHROMOSOME, 1984; SEEDS V, 1989/93; BLANKET DRAWING IV, 1983
Installation view, Museum Würth, Künzelsau, Germany, 2005

CHROMOSOME, 1984

CHROMOSOME, 1984
Lead, zinc and water
46 x 200 x 120 cm
Installation view, Museum Würth, Künzelsau, Germany, 2005

BLANKET DRAWING IV, 1983

BLANKET DRAWING IV, 1983
White clay and white blanket
170 x 226 x .6 cm
Installation view, Museum Würth, Künzelsau, Germany, 2005

SEEDS V, 1989/93

SEEDS V, 1989/93
Lead
Unit size: 3.5 x 1.1 cm dia
Installation view, Museum Würth, Künzelsau, Germany, 2005

MOTHER'S PRIDE II, 1992

MOTHER'S PRIDE II, 1992
Bread and wax
285.5 x 230 x 1.6 cm
Installation view, Museum Würth, Künzelsau, Germany, 2005

CLOSE V, 1998

CLOSE V, 1998
Cast iron
27 x 201 x 174 cm
Edition of 3 plus 1 AP
Installation view, Museum Würth, Künzelsau, Germany, 2005