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A large outdoor art installation by Sir Antony Gormley’s will be displayed across the grounds and through the house at Houghton Hall, near Sandringham on the North Norfolk coast from April 21 to October 31.
It will be the first time the work will be staged in the UK and follows on from previous exhibitions at Houghton such as Damien Hirsts ‘Sensations’ exhibition in 2018.
Time Horizons features 100 life-size sculptures, the works will be distributed across 300 acres of the park, the furthest away being approximately one and a half miles on West Avenue. The cast-iron sculptures, weighing 620kg and standing at an average of 191cm, will be installed at the “same datum level” to create a single horizontal plane across the landscape. Some works will be buried, allowing only a part of the head to be visible, while others are buried to the chest or knees.Around a quarter of the works will be placed on concrete columns that vary from a few centimetres high to four metres off the ground,
Mr Gormley said: “My ambition for this show is that people should roam far and wide. Art has recently privileged the object rather than the experience that objects can initiate.
“Time Horizon is not a picture, it is a field and you are in it. The work puts the experience of the subject/visitor/protagonist on an equal footing with all material presences, organic and inorganic.”