Antony Gormley’s Horizon Field: A Photo Essay
At 2039 metres above sea level in Austria, someone is watching. One hundred someones in fact. Life-size bronze statues of Antony Gormley, a British sculptor who routinely immersed himself in moulds, now gazes across the Vorarlberg scenery forever.
Of course, forever’s not as long as it used to be. This art exhibition, organised by the KUB (that’s the Kunsthaus Bregenz art museum, rather than a vicious secret service) gives Antony Gormley only two years among the clouds, cows and snowfall.
After that, they’ll disappear again – a huge operation involving the army, mountain rescue teams, helicopter flights and even some civil servants in offices.
So, scoot up those mountain paths sharpish if you want to see the Antony Gormley figures in person.
Disclosure: The Austrian Tourist Board invited me to visit Vorarlberg, although, as ever, I am free to write what I want.
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