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In Habit, Antony Gormley

45 min visit

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
12 May → 20 Jun 2020
From Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 7 pm. Closed Monday and Sunday.

« A powerful and coherent work that questions the sensory dimension of our body! »

Have you ever wondered about the place of your body and its role in space? "We live simultaneously in three places: the body, the built world and our planet. The second body - the constructed world - is the one that is taking more and more control over us. "That's how Antony Gormley, the famous British sculptor, sees the way man inhabits the world. His sculptures on a human scale embody this thought, presented today by Thaddaeus Ropac in the exhibition In habit. In Run II, 90° sections of long square aluminium tubes snake and recall a succession of objects - chair, table, shelf. The installation forces the spectator to move within it, where Fill, Level or Next hold him in a precise position. All of them force him to become aware of the constraint of space on his body. Liners, a series of works in cast iron, explores the volume of the human body by projecting into space simple straight, open, multiple lines. Gormley sees all of his works as "diagnostic instruments" that allow the viewer to reposition his body and feel not an emotion, but a sensation.


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