• Antony Gormley
    Wolfgang Laib
    Senusret III, a Legendary Pharaoh
    October 9, 2014 - January 25, 2015
    Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille, Lille, France

    From 9 October 2014 the Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille presents "Senusret III, a Legendary Pharaoh", a major exhibition on Egypt. As a prelude to the exhibition, the museum’s atrium will be showing contemporary works of art by Antony Gormley and Wolfgang Laib. The title, “Journey after Life,” directly refers to the Egyptian beliefs in a life after death, and to the rites and the artistic works that represented a dialogue between the world of the living and that of the dead.

    Whether in the sculptures with a human figure by Antony Gormley or in Wolfgang Laib’s work on natural substances, such as beeswax or rice, both pose, in a personal manner, the existential questions about passing from the living to the dead, and the soul’s immortality.

    For more information about the exhibition please click here