Inform

‘Antony Gormley: Fit’ asks us to engage with an experience that appears to challenge perceptions of what we understand by sculpture and architecture. The two disciplines are combined in this installation at the White Cube Gallery in Bermondsey, London, which Studio 14 visited, and indeed experienced. A labyrinth of spaces are navigated, wherein a series of object forms are encountered. Forms and its materiality – using stainless steel, weathered steel, and concrete – were highly considered. We walked from Bermondsey through the City of London to Spitalfields. On the way we looked at The Monument, constructed in 1671-1677, after the Great Fire of London in 1666; designed by Sir Christopher Wren & Robert Hooke, not only as a marker of the fire but a laboratory but scientific experiment. Robert Hooke, 1635-1703, architect, natural philosopher, and polymath, through the use of lenses was able both to study the astronomy of spaces beyond our planet, and with the microscopic the infinitely small. ‘The Ulm Model’ exhibition at the Raven Row Gallery was in contrast to that of the White Cube. A display of carefully placed Braun design products from the 1960’s the exhibition set out to inform and educate. Raven Row is located in two 18th Century town houses. The houses are connected, and there are recent additions by architects ‘6a’. These are minimal in terms of expression, with again careful considered use of materials that in particular celebrated the tactility of new door handles, and the staircase balustrade.

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