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Side by side pairing of two sculptures of a crucified Christ, the left most image is gold and the sculpture on the right is in bronze.

(Left) Antonio Susini
Cristo Morto, circa 1590-1615
Gilt bronze
(Right) Alessandri Algardi
Corpus Christi, circa 1646
Bronze
© Hill Art Foundation; Photography by Matthew Herrmann

Life size horizontal statue of a man laying on a stretcher-like structure in a gallery space

Charles Ray
Mime, 2014
Aluminum
© Charles Ray; Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery

(Left) Antonio Susini
Cristo Morto, circa 1590-1615
Gilt bronze
(Right) Alessandri Algardi
Corpus Christi, circa 1646
Bronze
© Hill Art Foundation; Photography by Matthew Herrmann

Charles Ray
Mime, 2014
Aluminum
© Charles Ray; Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery

“Between Susini’s dead Christ and Algardi’s live Christ, my modern Mime dissolves its figuration not so much into an abstraction than as a cinematic reinterpretation of shape-shifting via digital technology. Does my mime sleep, or does he mime sleep? Is he an image of a person or a reverberating abstraction? He was carved by a robot. Perhaps his human-ness can be seen as an artifact of the future”

– Charles Ray

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