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Antony Gormley
B.1950
MENISCUS
mild steel bar
183 by 61 by 50 cm. 72 by 22 by 19 3/4 in.
Executed in 2003.
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Provenance

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Corporate Collection, Cologne
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

A meniscus is a skin that carries tension: a barrier that registers the differential between two states of liquid matter. This sculpture attempts to map this liminal membrane as a nerve border, articulating inside and outside as transmissible and reconcilable through the automatic engagement of the body. The work plays with the mass of the work Feel (currently installed in the entrance of the Wellcome Collection in London), rendering it massless, transmuting it into a spatial drawing that constantly changes its density as we walk around it. The posture is of trance mixed with apprehension: here is a body as space, rendered in space, sensing space as a continuum. Antony Gormley

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