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DeCordova to Present The Paul J. Cronin Memorial Lecture: Antony Gormley

Antony Gormley is among the most celebrated sculptors working today. Over the last twenty-five years Gormley has revitalized the human image in sculpture through a radical investigation of the body as a place of memory and transformation, using his own body as subject, tool and material. Since 1990 he has expanded his concern with the human condition to explore the collective body and the relationship between self and other in large-scale installations and projects.

Gormley’s work has been exhibited extensively, with solo shows throughout the UK in venues such as the Whitechapel, Tate and Hayward Galleries, the British Museum and White Cube, as well as internationally. He has participated in major group shows such as the Venice Biennale and Documenta 8, and was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994 and the commission for London’s Fourth Plinth Project in 2009. His public sculpture Angel of the North, more than 60′ tall, is a landmark of Northern England.

More recently, through August the installation Event Horizon was on view in and around New York’s Madison Square Park, and in 2009 deCordova acquired Gormley’s Reflection II (2008), currently on view at the entrance to the Museum.

The lecture is free, and all attendees will receive a free pass to visit deCordova. Seating is limited and we advise you to arrive early to ensure entry. DeCordova’s annual Paul J. Cronin Memorial Lectures were established in 1981 to consider topics that are broadly focused upon changing attitudes towards twentieth and twenty-first century art. They are made possible by a generous grant from the Grover Cronin Memorial Foundation, and this presentation of the lecture by MassArt.

Presented by deCordova at MassArt
Friday, November 12, 6:30 pm (Free)
Tower Auditorium, MassArt Campus
Huntington Ave @ Tetlow St.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design
621 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 879-7000

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