NEW PERMANENT COMMISSION IN PLYMOUTH
Antony Gormley has been commissioned by The Box, a new arts and heritage space in Plymouth, to create a permanent sculpture for Plymouth's historic Hoe. The work is sited on the West Hoe Pier, a site where Sir Francis Chichester landed in 1967 as the first person to circumnavigate the globe by the clipper route in his boat the Gypsy Moth.
Titled, LOOK II, the work forms part of Making It, the inaugural contemporary art exhibition at The Box. The show aims to contrast the labour intensive and wrought nature of making and fabricating artworks of material integrity, referencing Plymouth's history as a city of makers and crafts people, with instant success gratification, 15 minutes of fame and wannabe culture in our age of social media. The exhibition will include works by five other leading international contemporary artists: Leonor Antunes, Christopher Baker, Alexandre Da Cunha and Eva Grubinger.