|Event Horizon can be seen on the top of some buildings on the city centre|
The exhibition includes four major installations alongside a number of works and other models. The Entitled Event Horizon* was recently seen in New York (2010) in the Madison Square. Some people were frightened because they thought that the sculptures could be potential suicides. The sculptor, who has placed his work on the ocean and also on the nature, have fun with this story and reveals himself impressed with the architecture of São Paulo. "It looks like a piece of geology, unconscious, made with clever use of concrete and graffiti. The buildings are like crystals," he says.
Since last week, Gormley, is in São Paulo to assemble his exhibition - which is curated by Marcello Dantas and then proceed to the Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia. His experience in the metropolis has been "inspiring," he says. He created in 1992 the Amazonian Field with thousands of tiny figures carved in terracotta - work done for the ECO 92 and displayed in Rondônia.
|Facts and Systems|
(*) The basic principle of this work is a conceptual idea that we are limited by perception. The body is taken from where it normally is and is exposed against the sky, looking at a horizon that we can not see why we are embedded in the city.
What: Corpos Presentes - Still Being
Where: CCBB - Rua Álvares Penteado, 112 - Centro
When: May 12th till July 15th. Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 am till 9 pm
Price: For free
Phone: +55 (11) 3113-3651
What: Fatos e Sistemas - Facts and Systems
Where: White Cube - Rua Agostinho Rodrigues Filho, 550
When: May 9th till July 15th; Wednesday (May 9th) to Friday (May 11th), from 11 am till 10 pm; Saturday (May 12th) and Sunday (May 13th), from 11 am till 8 pm; May 15th till July 15th, from 11 am till 7 pm.
Price: For free