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Antony Gormley RA in conversation with Rowan Williams

Chaired by Tim Marlow


● Fully booked

Thursday 5 July 2018
6 — 7.30pm

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Antony Gormley, Transport, 2010.

Iron nails. 210 x 63 x 43cm. © the artist Photograph by Stephen White, London.

Gain exclusive insights as Antony Gormley RA and Rowan Williams debate the fascinating relationship between the Christian tradition and contemporary visual art.

Tim Marlow, Artistic Director of the Royal Academy, chairs an exceptional in-conversation event with Antony Gormley and Rowan Williams, two of the world’s leading contemporary thinkers, discussing the rich and intriguing relationship between art and theology. This panel discussion explores ongoing Christian influences on contemporary art, on exhibition spaces, and how the dialogue between Christianity and the visual arts might develop into the future.

Royal Academician Sir Antony Gormley OBE is internationally acclaimed for his sculptures, installations and public artworks which explore the fundamental question of the human body in relation to space, nature and the cosmos. The Rt Rev. and the Rt Hon. the Lord Williams of Oystermouth, former Archbishop of Canterbury, is a leading theologian, scholar and historian of Christian spirituality with a long-standing interest in the visual arts and culture.

The event will take place in the Royal Academy’s newly opened Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, with a reception in the Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries, opened in the Academy’s 250th anniversary year.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Thursday 5 July 2018

6 — 7.30pm

The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre and The Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£24, £12 concessions