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Antony Gormley in
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale

13 July—10 November 2024
Niigata Prefecture, Japan

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As part of the 2024 edition of the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, now in its 9th edition, Antony Gormley was commissioned with a new sculpture titled Man:Rock V (2024). Here, a body quietly clasps a naturally formed stone and conforms to its shape. The work holds a trace of the artist’s body on its surface; a single continuous line on the cusp between drawing and the promise of form. Sited within the former Koryu shrine in Nakajao, Tokamachi, Gormley’s Man:Rock V is returned to the elements, placed among trees, wild plants and stone. It asks us to reflect on the dependency between humankind and the earth, and our roles as co-inhabitors and creators of this planet.

This is the second work by Antony Gormley commissioned by Echigo-Tsumari Triennale; Another Singularity (Japan) has been on view since 2009.