Antony Gormley

SIGHT, DELOS, GREECE, 2019

On the sacred island of Delos, Greece
On view until 31 October 2019

Curated by Iwona Blazwick OBE, Director, Whitechapel Gallery and Elina Kountouri, Director NEON.

SIGHT, organised and commissioned by NEON, is a site-specific exhibition in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades on the Greek archaeological island of Delos and in its Museum.  It marks the first time that an artist has taken over the site since the mythological island was inhabited over 5,000 years ago.

In this installation, Gormley repopulates the island with iron 'bodyforms', restoring a human presence and creating a journey of potential encounters. He has installed 29 sculptures made during the last twenty years, including 5 specially made new works, both at the periphery of the island and integrated amongst Delos's archaeological sites. 

Gormley completely reinterprets the function and purpose of sculpture, transforming the traditional statues and totems of the ancient world that once adorned public squares, temples, and private dwellings into sites of empathy and imaginative projection. His sculptures, taking naturalistic, cubic, and more abstracted forms, either stand or lie on the ground, exposed to the elements. Interacting with the island's topography, the works appear and disappear. They activate the elemental character of the island and its human history, establishing a connection with our collective memory. 

Opening Hours: Daily 8:00 - 20:00

Opening hours may vary depending on the month. The island of Delos is accessible by boat mainly from Mykonos as well as Paros and Naxos Islands. There is no extra charge for entrance to the exhibition.

SIGHT, 2019

SIGHT, 2019
Installation view, Delos, Greece
Photograph by Oak Taylor Smith
Courtesy NEON Foundation; Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades

KNOT, 2012

KNOT, 2012
Cast iron
129.9 x 196.7 x 129.7 cm
Installation view, Delos, Greece
Photograph by Oak Taylor Smith
Courtesy NEON Foundation; Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades

ANOTHER TIME V, 2007

ANOTHER TIME V, 2007
Cast iron
191 x 59 x 36 cm
Installation view, Delos, Greece
Photograph by Oak Taylor Smith
Courtesy NEON Foundation; Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades

VICE II, 2015

VICE II, 2015
Cast iron
66 x 59.5 x 60.5 cm
Installation view, Delos, Greece
Photograph by Oak Taylor Smith
Courtesy NEON Foundation; Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades

WATER, 2018

WATER, 2018
Cast iron
184.5 x 47.5 x 35 cm
Installation view, Delos, Greece
Photograph by Oak Taylor Smith
Courtesy NEON Foundation; Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades

SPREAD, 2012

SPREAD, 2012
SPREAD, 2010
Cast iron
87.6 x 309.4 x 106.4 cm
Installation view, Delos, Greece
Photograph by Oak Taylor Smith
Courtesy NEON Foundation; Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades

ANOTHER TIME XIV, 2011

ANOTHER TIME XIV, 2011
Cast iron
191 x 63 x 36 cm
Installation view, Delos, Greece
Photograph by Oak Taylor Smith
Courtesy NEON Foundation; Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades

SHIFT II, 2000

SHIFT II, 2000
Cast iron
204 x 54 x 25 cm
Edition of 3
Installation view, Delos, Greece
Photograph by Oak Taylor Smith
Courtesy NEON Foundation; Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades

REFLECT, 2017

REFLECT, 2017
Cast iron
337 x 42.5 x 37.5 cm
Installation view, Delos, Greece
Photograph by Oak Taylor Smith
Courtesy NEON Foundation; Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades

SHORE, 2012

SHORE, 2012
Cast iron
88 x 47 x 57 cm
Installation view, Delos, Greece
Photograph by Oak Taylor Smith
Courtesy NEON Foundation; Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades

CAST III, 2009

CAST III, 2009
Cast iron
193 x 45 x 37 cm
Installation view, Delos, Greece
Photograph by Oak Taylor Smith
Courtesy NEON Foundation; Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades

CHUTE II, 2018

CHUTE II, 2018
Cast iron
113.8 x 61.4 x 48.2 cm
Installation view, Delos, Greece
Photograph by Oak Taylor Smith
Courtesy NEON Foundation; Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades

CHUTE II, 2018

CHUTE II, 2018
Cast iron
113.8 x 61.4 x 48.2 cm
Installation view, Delos, Greece
Photograph by Oak Taylor Smith
Courtesy NEON Foundation; Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades

SIDE II, 2017

SIDE II, 2017
Cast iron
167.1 x 40.5 x 33.3 cm
Installation view, Delos, Greece
Photograph by Oak Taylor Smith
Courtesy NEON Foundation; Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades

CONNECT, 2015

CONNECT, 2015
Cast iron
192.5 x 70 x 51 cm
Installation view, Delos, Greece
Photograph by Oak Taylor Smith
Courtesy NEON Foundation; Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades

6 TIMES LEFT, 2009

6 TIMES LEFT, 2009
Cast iron
191 x 59 x 36 cm
Installation view, Delos, Greece
Photograph by Oak Taylor Smith
Courtesy NEON Foundation; Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades

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