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Exposure (de hurkende man) – Antony Gormley

This striking 26-meter high steel giant peers eternally from the Bataviahaven in Lelystad towards the Markermeer. With his appearance he lures you from afar. Do pay him a visit, but know that he will let you go without answering your questions.

A giant of few words

This striking 26-meter high steel giant peers eternally from the Bataviahaven in Lelystad towards the Markermeer. With his appearance he lures you from afar. Do pay him a visit, but know that he will let you go without answering your questions.

Known worldwide

With its striking appearance, Exposure has gained worldwide fame. In 2021, for example, he appeared in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, in front of more than 180 million viewers worldwide. Of course you want to see this celebrity with your own eyes. To do this, navigate to the Markerstrekdam. It is right next to the Bataviastrand and near the Bataviakwartier with Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet and Batavialand, among others, waiting for you.

We can imagine that you are full of questions. What does the Exposure think of its view? What does he think when it rains? You might even want his autograph. All of these questions will likely remain unanswered. The squatting man is a person of few words.

About the creator: Antony Gormley

The squatting man balances on the boundary between land and water. Antony Gormley, known for 'Angel of the North', one of the most famous works of art in the United Kingdom, became fascinated by the manufacturability of the new polder. For this reason, he let himself for the gigantic work of art Exposure inspired by the virgin landscape. Driving through the polder, he discovered a landscape with a rhythm of straight lines of canals, fields and windmills. He then let the high-voltage pylons that lie like a nervous system in Flevoland in Exposure return.

The artwork can be recognized from afar as a transparent human form. The closer you get, the more abstract and impressive this complex piece of engineering becomes. Gormley often takes the human form as a starting point. Usually he uses his own body as an example.

Opening hours

This work of art in the public space is accessible free of charge day and night, 7 days a week.

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