Julia Mangold’s work is the essence of sculpture: volume, weight, and space are its basic components, seen through the lens of the recent events of art history and reminding us of such concepts as ‘primary structures’ and Minimalism. All her work aims at balance, whether conceptual, visual or physical, and this is achieved by way of tiny variations and shifts in the relationship between forms (which are usually geometric steel shapes). By following rationalist architectonics, for which ‘less is more’, Mangold’s progressive rarefaction, her play with the relations between the works’ elements – two or three variations on the same theme – overthrows the rational aspect of her actions to arrive at an almost mystical level where the ‘apparition’ is as important, if not more so, as the ‘construction’.