Antony Gormley: Model
- White Cube Bermondsey |
- 28 Nov 2012 – 10 Feb 2013
- Free to all.
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The British sculptor's latest exhibition transforms the South Galleries of the White Cube into a 100-tonne installation that is equal parts sculpture and building.
At the heart of this exhibition is its namesake work, Model, an architectural sculpture which is human in form but never visible as a whole as viewers traverse its labyrinthine spaces.
The exhibition shows Gormley's continued commitment to exploring the human body's relationship to space – interior and exterior, anticipation and memory, shape and emotion.
Accompanying the centrepiece is a selection of Gormley's working models, installed on a series of tables. The pieces on display include one of Gormley's life casts and a 1990 work titled Room V – an early dialogue between sculpture and architecture.
Free to all
Tue – Sat, 10am – 6pm
Sun, 12pm – 6pm
What the critics say
The culmination of ten years work on how the human body relates to architecture
A strew of very spare and rather robotic looking body forms, constructed from iron blocks, make their presences felt, tentatively, up the main corridor of White Cube, Bermondsey
Those bold enough will crouch and crawl through claustrophobic tunnels and brave pitch-black vacuums, trusting Gormley to bring them out into the light
This is less sculpture as object than sculpture as place