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Another Place Special 10th Anniversary Event: Antony Gormley and Tim Marlow in Conversation

Antony Gormley, Another Place, 2005, cast iron, 100 elements each 189 x 53 x 29 cm. © the artist. Photo: Chris Howells

Antony Gormley, Another Place, 2005, cast iron, 100 elements each 189 x 53 x 29 cm. © the artist. Photo: Chris Howells

Join us for a special public event honouring the 10th Anniversary of Antony Gormley’s Another Place, commissioned for Crosby Beach by Liverpool Biennial in partnership with Sefton Council. Since 2005, this extraordinary public artwork has attracted millions of visitors to the region, and has become a cultural destination.

This major installation comprises 100 cast-iron sculptures made from 17 different moulds taken from the sculptor’s own body, installed on Crosby Beach on the Mersey Estuary, all facing the open sea, and evoking the relationship between the natural elements, space and the human body. The work covers a distance of almost 3km, with the pieces placed 250m apart along the tide line, and up to 1km out towards the horizon. The movement of local tides and daily weather conditions dictate whether the figures are visible or submerged. It is one of the most well-loved and widely recognised public art works in the UK.

Born in London in 1950, Antony Gormley has had a number of solo shows at venues including the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil; Deichtorhallen Hamburg; State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg; Kunsthaus Bregenz; Hayward Gallery, London; Kunsthalle zu Kiel; Malmö Konsthall; and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen. Major public works include Angel of the North (Gateshead, England), Another Place (Crosby Beach, England) and Exposure (Lelystad, The Netherlands). He has also participated in major group shows such as the Venice Biennale and the Documenta 8, Kassel Germany. Gormley won the Turner Prize in 1994 and was made an Officer of the British Empire in 1997. Since 2003 he has been a member of the Royal Academy of Arts and since 2007 a British Museum Trustee.

Tim Marlow joined the Royal Academy of Arts in 2014 as Director of Artistic Programmes. Prior to this, he was Director of Exhibitions at White Cube (2003-2014). Over the past decade he has played a major role in White Cube's evolution into one of the pre-eminent contemporary art galleries in the world. He has also worked with many of the most important and influential artists of our time including Jake & Dinos Chapman, Chuck Close, Tracey Emin RA, Gilbert & George, Antony Gormley RA, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume RA, Anselm Kiefer Hon RA, Julie Mehretu and Doris Salcedo. He is an award-winning broadcaster who has presented over 100 documentaries on British Television. He was the founder editor of Tate magazine and is the author of numerous books and catalogues. He has lectured, chaired and participated in panel discussions on art and culture in more than forty countries.

Date

29 June 2015, 6.30pm

Location

St. George's Hall
St. George's Place
Liverpool
L1 1JJ

Tickets£5 / £3 concs, booking required