Art@Site Antony Gormley Event Horizon

Antony Gormley


Event Horizon

Hong Kong Centre (cancelled)
An exhibition of life-size human sculptures by Sir Antony Gormley on the rooftops of Hong Kong has been cancelled following the suicide of a banker in the city.
The British artist’s Event Horizon show has previously been seen in London, New York and Sao Paulo – and in each city it has prompted passers-by to call emergency services in the belief they have seen someone preparing to jump. The 31 figures were due to be put up on buildings in Hong Kong for several weeks after the end of Gormley’s first exhibition in the city, which closed on Saturday. However, JP Morgan asked its landlord Hong Kong Land not to sponsor the show after one of the bank’s staff – Li Junjie, a 33-year-old investment banker – leapt to his death from the 450ft building containing their offices.