In this film, Antony Gormley discusses his exhibition Still Standing: A contemporary intervention in the classical collections at the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2011). Gormely analyses his installation which consisted of two parts: an intervention in the existing rooms whereby he removed classical sculptures from their plinths and an installation of his own iron blockwork sculptures, both rooms unified by a neutral, grey linoleum floor. Linking this exhibition to his major work One and Other (2009) on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, Gormley highlights the way both projects aim to encourage a new awareness of and interaction by the viewer with sculpture and its 'frame of representation'.
- Jon Lowe
- 16 min