Site of the Fall: Study of the Renaissance Garden
Action 180: At 9:15 am Sunday 28 May 1967
Hand carved, polished Carrara marble
240 x 80 x 55cm
Location: solo show exhibition at Leila Heller Gallery, 2016
Sculpture in the City - 9th Edition, London
Situated in Bury Court, next to the iconic Gherkin building, Reza Aramesh’s Site of the Fall – study of the renaissance garden: Action 180: At 9:15am Sunday 28 May 1967 (2019), kindly loaned by the Kamel Lazaar Foundation, is a larger than life hand-carved polished male body. From research on reportage images of the Vietnam war, a single composition was selected, the image of which has been reconstructed through a process of rendering based on live subjects.
For Sculpture in the City’s ninth edition, the artworks are spread across the Square Mile, and range greatly in form, scale and medium. Sculpture in the City will be the associate programme partner with the Whitechapel Gallery for the second edition of Nocturnal Creatures, taking place on Saturday 20 July.
With great thanks to the Sculpture in the City selection committee; Jane Alison, Barbican Art Centre; Iwona Blazwick OBE, Director, Whitechapel Gallery; Robert Hiscox, Arts Patron; Whitney Hintz, Hiscox Curator; Wendy Fisher, Collector and Philanthropist; Stephen Feeke, NewArtCentre Roche Court; Andrea Schlieker, Tate Britain, and Gavin Turk, Artist.