Antony Gormley - Another Time XIX
par Jérôme Sans
Video on the artist Antony Gormley in the context of the exhibition "Format Paysage" at Polygone Riviera (Unibail-Rodamco and Socri), France
Antony Gormley revitalises the image of Man in his sculptures via an in-depth exploration of the body as a place of memory and transformation, using his own body as subject, tool and material. Since 1990 he has developed his interest in the human condition, in particular via large-scale installations, exploring the idea of a ”collective body” and the complex relationship between the self and others.
“Another Time XIX” is, in its apparent simplicity, characteristic of Antony Gormley’s work: a life-size sculpted cast iron body with an impassive expression. These anthropomorphic sculptures possess both a sense of supposed heaviness and natural grace. Set at the centre of a walkway linking two parts of the Polygone Riviera complex, the work becomes an entity on a human scale, motionless among the passers-by. Challenging our identity by comparing it to that of others, “Another Time XIX” has a dual function: to be looked at, and to be a spectator of those who look at it.
Another Time XIX, 2013
Conception & Production Mazarine
Artistic Direction Jérôme Sans
Special thanks to Antony Gormley Studio, Galleria Contiuna (San Gimignano, Beijing, Les Moulins, Habana, Roma, São Paulo, Paris)