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Antony Gormley in Celebrating 800 years of Spirit and Endeavor

This exhibition at Salisbury Cathedral brings together work from some of the most important and influential contemporary artists of the 20th and 21st century, including Antony Gormley, Shirazeh Houshiary, Henry Moore, Grayson Perry, Conrad Shawcross and Mark Wallinger to mark the 800th anniversary of the Cathedral’s move to its present site and the development of the city of Salisbury. Antony is represented by the work GRIP (NET), (2019) a recent work from Antony Gormley’s polyhedral series which began over ten years ago, where an anatomically described body is replaced with one made of tightly nested and sharp-edged polygonal cells. Placed high in the arch of the transept in Salisbury Cathedral, barely visible until noticed, the work attempts to connect the viewer with the incommensurable.

Unfortunately the installation of the exhibition was finished during the UK’s lockdown and could not be opened to the public however the exhibition can be seen online here: and the exhibition catalogue viewed here: