The first visit to Carrara by Antony Gormley was in 1979: amazed by the majesty and beauty of the mountains, by the cuts, by the cracks, and by how the absolute geometries were interfaced with the chaos of the mountains.
The work entitled 2×2, realized for the XIV International Sculpture Biennial of Carrara held in 2010, highlights the evolution of art at the time of mechanical reproduction, transforming bones, skin and muscles in a processing with a geometric rigor not unlike from the structure of the marble itself.
2 X 2, 2010
Marble, 188.6 x 57.2 x 40.8 cm (2 bodyforms)
Installation view, Corsi-Nicolai Laboratory, XIV International Sculpture Biennale of Carrara, Carrara, Italy, 2010
Photograph by Valerio E. Brambilla