Antony Gormley: States and Conditions, Hong Kong | ITSLIQUID

Antony Gormley: States and Conditions, Hong Kong

Art | April 3, 2014 |

Antony GormleyAntony Gormley, Form, 2013. Image courtesy of Vincent Tsang

Antony Gormley: States and Conditions, Hong Kong
28 March – 3 May 2014

White Cube is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Antony Gormley. With States and Conditions, Hong Kong, Gormley turns the entire gallery architecture into a psychic and physiological testing ground, using sculpture to animate space and activate the built environment. The exhibition is designed to resonate within the dense urban conditions particular to Hong Kong.

Antony GormleyAntony Gormley, Murmur, 2014. Image courtesy of Vincent Tsang

Dispersed tactically throughout the gallery and its connecting stairways and passages, the works in the exhibition invite the viewer’s active projection. Using dramatic changes in material and scale, both the body of sculpture and that of the viewer are included and excluded, made solid and dematerialised, allowed to displace space but also to identify with it. The works invite circumnavigation and are catalysts for a choreography of movement. This process is initiated by the first work the viewer encounters, Ease (2012), which obstructs the main entrance from the street. This massive iron Blockwork sculpture suggests an awkward occupation of the gallery architecture, and encourages an awareness of our position in space and time.

Antony GormleyAntony Gormley, Ease, 2012. Image courtesy of Vincent Tsang

Murmur (2014) is a large-scale multiple Space-Frame that fills the entire ground floor gallery. Its dimensions have been translated and expanded outwards by frames which challenge the containing architecture, allowing the viewer just a small passage between the surrounding walls and the void contained inside this “frame-field”.

Antony GormleyAntony Gormley, Transfer, 2011. Image courtesy of Vincent Tsang

Two more “liner” works, Secure (2012) and Transfer (2011), are installed in the upper corridor and library. One animates the junction between wall and ceiling, and the other hangs like the exposed filament of a light bulb. These sculptures are interferences in the ordering of architectural space and the systems that consolidate it.

Antony GormleyAntony Gormley, Small Prop III, 2013. Image courtesy of Vincent Tsang

The final space of the exhibition includes three works that continue his investigation of body and space: Gut XIII (2010), a vertical Blockwork that uses the architectural metaphor of the body as a building to full advantage, suggesting the body as an unstable high-rise with the potential of imminent collapse; Place II (2014), a life-size stainless steel Expanded Framer; and Reserve (2013), a hermetic, sealed tank that contains a similarly expanded body-space to Murmur, here made as a dark, invisible, still, sealed and waiting void.

more. http://whitecube.com/exhibitions/

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


Taoyuan Museum of Art by…

Architecture | September 19, 2020

Taoyuan Museum of Art is a new 29,000 m² cultural institution and public space located next to the main airport in Taoyuan city. The museum designed in collaboration with JJP Architects & Planners and TOPOTEK 1 draws inspiration from the city's peach flower symbol and will include a remarkable ‘Avatar’ public space that is attractive and lively for all to enjoy. Taoyuan Museum of Art is a new 29,000 m² cultural institution and public space located next to the main airport in Taoyuan city. Read more


Featured Architect: Neri&Hu

Architecture | August 26, 2020

Founded in 2004 by partners Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, Neri&Hu Design and Research Office is an inter-disciplinary architectural design practice based in Shanghai, China. Neri&Hu works internationally providing architecture, interior, master planning, graphic, and product design services. Currently working on projects in many countries, Neri&Hu is composed of multi-cultural staff who speak over 30 different languages. Read more


RICHARD GILDER CENTER BY STUDIO…

Architecture | August 24, 2020

At a time of urgent need for better public understanding of science and greater access to science education, the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation (the latest addition to New York’s historic American Museum of Natural History) will offer new ways to learn about our world and share in the excitement of scientific discovery. Read more


GIO PONTI. Loving architecture

Design | July 9, 2020

Architect, designer, art director, writer, poet and critic, Gio Ponti was an allround artist who traversed much of the 20th century, profoundly influencing the taste of his time, responding to its most significant demands and anticipating many of the themes of contemporary architecture. 40 years on from his passing, MAXXI, the National Museum of XXI Century Arts, is devoting a major retrospective to this exceptional figure. The exhibition examines and presents his multi-faceted career, starting with an account of his architecture, a unique and original synthesis of tradition and modernity, history and progress, elite culture and quotidian existence. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!