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Statue Exposure

The English artist Antony Gormley was fascinated by the polders of Flevoland with its straight canals, fields and windmills. The high-voltage pylons were also a source of inspiration for Exposure, the statue of the crouching man.

History of the statue Exposure

The municipality of Lelystad was given the opportunity to purchase works of art in 2001. After an intensive orientation phase, it was decided in 2005 to commission Antony Gormley. In 2007 he made the final design and in 2010 the artwork was completed.

About the statue Exposure 

This exceptional work of art was built in Lelystad in 2010. "Exposure" is a real eye-catcher. The work of art can be recognised from afar by its human form. The crouching man fits well with the style of Antony Gormley, who often takes human form as a starting point. "Exposure" is located on the dike in Lelystad, on the border between water and land. The work of art is made of the metal structures that you can also see in electricity poles in Flevoland and consists of more than 1800 unique bars of hot-dip galvanised steel. Interesting to know: The artwork weighs 60,000 kilos and was brought to the Netherlands by no less than seven trucks!