15 February 2011
At the Geological Society, Piccadilly
Antony Gormley RA Photo by Oak Taylor Smith
The Hayward Gallery Photo by Richard Bryant / arcaidimages.com
As part of the lecture series ‘Critic’s Choice: London’s Most Important Building’, sculptor Royal Academician Antony Gormley has nominated The Hayward Gallery as London’s most important building due to its extraordinary skull-like character. He sees it as ‘a complete structure in which all the load-bearing pillars, lintels and floors are modulated into a building that is cast in one piece. It becomes like a piece of sculpture, like an Eduardo Chillida cast alabaster block, out of which spaces have been hacked and hewn.’
Respondents include: Piers Gough RA and Christopher Woodward.
6.30–8pm; followed by a drink