Do you live in a human body? Then abstract art is for you. A refreshing reappraisal of the history of abstract art, this episode explores quilt-making and taste-making, constellations and curation, and what the walls of the Whitney can tell us about our world.
Sculptor Antony Gormley and art critic Martin Gayford – authors of 'Shaping the World' – meet in Gormley's London studio to reflect on the incomparable power of sculpture, the enduring human instinct to create, and how today's artworks could act as 'industrial fossils' to future life-forms we cannot yet imagine.
In this extract from 'Shaping the World', renowned sculptor Antony Gormley and art historian Martin Gayford discuss the awe-inspiring experience of encountering an eleven-foot winged lion, and the power of sculpture to 'reach across time'.
In this exciting online event hosted by ARTscapades, art critic and author Martin Gayford joins in conversation with art historian and literary critic Michael Prodger. They'll discuss Gayford's book 'Shaping the World', co-authored by sculptor Antony Gormley, and explore how the instinct to sculpt has been a fundamental part of our cultures throughout all of human history.
Sculptor Antony Gormley and art critic Martin Gayford will join in conversation at this exciting event during the Hay Festival Digital Winter Weekend to discuss their thought-provoking book 'Shaping the World' and the role that sculpture has played in the evolution of our potential for thinking and feeling.
In a world of targeted ads and personalised recommendations, Matthew Israel reflects on building the ‘first large-scale search recommendation technology for art’ in this extract from ‘A Year in the Art World’.