Antony Gormley

APERTURE, XAVIER HUFKENS, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, 2009

17 September - 22 October 2009

The main room of the gallery was occupied by a new work, FIRMAMENT III (2009). The room was entirely filled with the a polyhedral space-frame into which the body of the viewer is invited to wander. Completely negating the orthogonal geometries of regular architecture, this aggregate surrounds a void: a human-shaped cave more than ten times life size. A catalogue accompanied the exhibition including a text by the British physicist and cosmologist Roger Penrose.

FIRMAMENT III, 2009

FIRMAMENT III, 2009
10 mm square section stainless steel bar and 38 mm diameter stainless steel bearings
381 x 1094.2 x 697 cm
Installation view, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium, 2009
Photograph by Allard Bovenberg, Amsterdam

FIRMAMENT III, 2009

FIRMAMENT III, 2009
10 mm square section stainless steel bar and 38 mm diameter stainless steel bearings
381 x 1094.2 x 697 cm
Installation view, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium, 2009
Photograph by Allard Bovenberg, Amsterdam

FIRMAMENT III, 2009

FIRMAMENT III, 2009
10 mm square section stainless steel bar and 38 mm diameter stainless steel bearings
381 x 1094.2 x 697 cm
Installation view, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium, 2009
Photograph by Allard Bovenberg, Amsterdam

FIRMAMENT III, 2009

FIRMAMENT III, 2009
10 mm square section stainless steel bar and 38 mm diameter stainless steel bearings
381 x 1094.2 x 697 cm
Installation view, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium, 2009
Photograph by Allard Bovenberg, Amsterdam

FIRMAMENT III, 2009

FIRMAMENT III, 2009
10 mm square section stainless steel bar and 38 mm diameter stainless steel bearings
381 x 1094.2 x 697 cm
Installation view, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium, 2009
Photograph by Allard Bovenberg, Amsterdam

PACK, 2009

PACK, 2009
Cast iron
196 x 50 x 32 cm
GEOMETRY V, 2008
Carbon and casein on paper
77 x 111 cm
Installation view, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium, 2009
Photograph by Allard Bovenberg, Amsterdam

SET, 2009

SET, 2009
Cast iron
40 x 127 x 71 cm
Installation view, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium, 2009
Photograph by Allard Bovenberg, Amsterdam

CORE, 2008

CORE, 2008, 2009
Cast iron
191 x 96 x 95 cm
Installation view, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium, 2009
Photograph by Allard Bovenberg, Amsterdam

CUMULUS, 2008

CUMULUS, 2008, 2009
2 mm square section stainless steel bar
244 x 224 x 210 cm
FREEZE II, 2008
1.6 mm stainless steel rod
240 x 180 x 140 cm
Installation view, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium, 2009
Photograph by Allard Bovenberg, Amsterdam

BOND, 2009

BOND, 2009
Cast iron
179 x 61 x 34 cm
Installation view, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium, 2009
Photograph by Allard Bovenberg, Amsterdam

APERTURE, 2009

APERTURE, 2009
6 mm square section mild steel bar
188 x 51 x 34 cm
Installation view, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium, 2009
Photograph by Allard Bovenberg, Amsterdam

FREEZE, 2008

FREEZE, 2008, 2009
2 mm square section stainless steel bar
217 x 125 x 101 cm
Installation view, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium, 2009
Photograph by Allard Bovenberg, Amsterdam

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