Sleeping Field

The centrepiece of Antony Gormley’s current exhibition, Fit, at the White Cube in Bermondsey is this fabulous maze consisting of more than 500 recumbent cuboid iron figurines laid out in geometrically satisfying grids over an area of, I estimate, at least 200 square metres. It’s a work that encapsulates the theme of the show: the relationship between people and the built environment. The discrete pieces are at once architectural and human and together they add up to a perfect metaphor for the urban, anonymous and increasingly solitary lifestyles that dominate the western world today. The rest of the exhibition, which runs till November 6, is pretty bloody marvellous too…

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