Antony Gormley’s EXPANSION FIELD is being presented for the first time in the large exhibition hall at the Zentrum Paul Klee. This new work, consisting of 60 individual sculptures fabricated from Corten steel, is derived directly from different postures of the human body. The rigorous conceptual basis of this work and its disciplined spatial arrangement engage the viewer in a first-hand experience of space and time, while drawing on references from prehistory, to Minimal and Body Art. The orthogonal field provides a strong counterpoint to the ZPK and Renzo Piano’s organic architectural structure.
During his time at the Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau Paul Klee made new spatial constructions and fantastical architectural designs inspired by Cubism and the Constructivists. With the dissolution of central perspective, completely new dimensions opened up for modern artists.