13. Brooklyn Bridge Park’s New Aluminum Installation
Antony Gormley, NEW YORK CLEARING, 2020. Installation view, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 3, New York City, 2020 Photograph by Christopher Burke
On Tuesday, February 4th in Brooklyn Bridge Park, British artist Antony Gormley will be unveiling a work consisting of more than 11 miles of square aluminum tubing in loops and coils that will rise to almost fifty feet against the backdrop of the East River and Lower Manhattan. Entitled New York Clearing, the press release describes it as “an environment for the viewer that counters the grid of modernism and the city with swooping lines of energy.”
Gormley states: “This is the first time that I have attempted to make Clearing without architectural support. I am enormously excited about the opportunity of making this energy field in conversation with Manhattan across the waters of the East River. It can be seen as an evocation of human connectivity, a materialisation of the energy of the people that view it and the people that made it.” The work will be located at Pier 3 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.