Galleria Continua presents a solo show by widely acclaimed British artist, Antony Gormley, in its Beijing space. For the artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery, the site-specific installation, Host, floods the central spaces of its interior to a depth of 23 centimetres. Approximately 95 cubic metres of clay from Beijing’s Changping district and seawater from the nearby Tianjin Coast will be mixed at a ratio of 50:50. The experience of the work is not only visual, but sensate: the viewer is invited to stand at one of the three thresholds leading into the space.
Antony Gormley, Galleria Continua, Beijing
One Man’s Treasure, Creative Stars: Lost is Found, Cornerhouse, Manchester
Found Objects have been popular as a medium since Robert Rauschenberg began experimenting with the discarded and lost in the 1950s. The idea of making something out of nothing was intriguing.
The Fundamental Collaboration between Maker; Material, Formed Thoughts, Jerwood Space
There are certain exhibitions whose titles are so ambiguous and nonsensical that even before attending the show you are met with a quiet sense of dread on whether you will get it.