The Madison Square Park Conservancy is currently presenting a unique street art installation entitled Event Horizon, by acclaimed artist Antony Gormley.
Event Horizon, consists of 31 life sized body forms cast in iron and fiberglass. The sculptures inhabit paths in Madison Square Park, as well as the rooftops of surrounding buildings in New York City’s Flatiron district.
Part of the pleasure in viewing this work, is finding the sculptures themselves.
Says Gormley,” The field of the installation should have no defining boundaries. The gaze is the principle dynamic of the work; the idea of looking and finding, or looking and seeking, and in the process perhaps re-assessing your own position in the world. In encountering these peripheral things, perhaps one becomes more aware of one’s status of embedment.”
Event Horizon will be on exhibit through August 15, 2010.
Madison Square Park begins at the corner of 5th Avenue and 23rd Street and is 6.2 acres in size. The work can be found within the park itself, but most of the sculptures are on surrounding rooftops.
photo: James Ewing