Delos, the mythological birthplace of the Apollon and Artemis is a three-mile-long granite outcrop in the middle of Cyclades archipelago that is one of Greece's most important archaeological sites. The ancient Greeks made Delos a cult centre for the worship of Apollo and Artemis between 900 and 100 BC, although the ancient stone huts on the island date from the third millennium BC. Under the Romans the island became a free port and the site of one of the region's largest slave markets. And now, artist Antony Gormley has unveiled Sight, an exhibition of 29 of his humanoid sculptures on the island.

British sculptor Gormley has installed the forms across the island taking advantage of both the scenery and ruined ancient Hellenic and Roman architecture.

"In this atmosphere of light there is a feeling of timeliness, of being outside industrial time. Sculpture is a threshold to another attitude to time; it provides the invitation to escape mechanised time as we know it."

Sight, which was commissioned by nonprofit art foundation Neon, includes five new works, displayed alongside 24 existing Antony Gormley pieces. The figures are displayed across the island, including among ruined ancient columns, at the centre of an amphitheatre, at the water's edge and standing in the sea.

The project was organised in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades. Sight was curated by director of the Whitechapel Gallery Iwona Blazwick and Neon director Elina Kountouri.
The exhibition, which is accessible via boat from Mykonos, Paros and Naxos Islands, is on display until 31 October 2019

I'm not going to lie, I'm conflicted. Considering the supervision, I doubt any harm has come to the ruins, but this is a holy site for me and many others. I also don't quite understand why the show had to be organized at that exact location.

How do you feel about this?