White Cube Hong Kong
28 March – 3 May 2014
50 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2592 2000

In this exhibition of new work by Antony Gormley, the British artist 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.

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.

Murmur (2014) is a large-scale multiple ‘Space-Frame’ that fills the entire ground floor gallery. Derived from Form (the life-size crouching ‘Blockwork’ sculpture installed in the room directly above), 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’.