Anish Kapoor

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Almost immediately after British sculptor Anish Kapoor's solidarity walk for refugees with Ai Weiwei through London, he flew to Moscow to open a solo exhibition at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center. Entitled , he shows four artworks from 1993-2007 in a museum which typically focuses on Jewish history with multimedia presentations. Just recently have they decided to start showing temporary exhibitions with contemporary artists—and Kapoor is the first. The show is strange for two reasons:... [more]
[VIDEO] Interview with Anish Kapoor   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Anish Kapoor at Martin-Gropius-Bau May 18th, 2013 - November 24th, 2013
Posted 5/24/13
is the first comprehensive exhibition of Anish Kapoor in Berlin. The Indian-born British sculptor Anish Kapoor is known for his spectacular sculptures and installations, such as the Cloud Gate in Millennium Park, Chicago. For his exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau he uses the whole ground floor of the building, including the atrium. In this video, Anish Kapoor talks about the concept of the show and specific works, such as the huge kinetic installation in the atrium of the Martin-Gropius-Bau.... [more]
The Artist Next Door  
Georges Braque, Anthony Caro, Max Ernst, Lucio Fontana, Anish Kapoor, Jeff Koons, Louise Nevelson, Yoko Ono at The Bass March 15th, 2013 - July 21st, 2013
Posted 3/19/13
Occasionally we are given a glimpse into the artist as mere mortal.  The same men and women who produce art that is sold for millions at auction and are discussed and dissected for hours by scholars and the common man do, indeed, walk among us; and “From Picasso to Koons: The Artist as Jeweler” is proof.   The most admired and glorified modern and contemporary artists are also jewelers.  Who knew?  And this small, yet impressive, exhibition is a precious reminder that art need not take on... [more]
It's the physicality that counts   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Anish Kapoor at Lisson Gallery October 10th, 2012 - November 10th, 2012
Posted 10/21/12
On opening night, in a gallery filled with Frieze visiting art collectors, it was hard to appreciate the subtlety of Kapoor's new work. Surrounded by pouting people pondering over £80,000 price tags, the playfulness of the organic sculptures easily got lost. It was almost tempting to dismiss the works as things seen before, and to brush over the novelties and head for the bar. But Anish Kapoor's work inevitably evokes a desire to explore; his new works, like his larger scale installations in... [more]
Anish Kapoor at Royal Academy of Arts  
Anish Kapoor at Royal Academy of Arts September 26th, 2009 - December 11th, 2009
Posted 9/2/12
As the first living artist to land a solo show at the Royal Academy, Anish Kapoor’s self-appellated show is an incredibly daring, sensory, and truly contemporary display of the artist’s oeuvre and sculpture today. Whilst you endure the overwhelming queues outside, the jagged tower of shiny metal spheres, - a new sculpture provided for the exhibit - whets your appetite for the ensuing unctuous crimson wax and grey sludge and slither, spliced with wide concave and convex surfaces of mammoth... [more]
Colette, Kapoor, and the Jacaranda   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Anish Kapoor at Grand Palais May 11th, 2011 - June 23rd, 2011
Posted 6/7/11
Paris never disappoints, but the jacaranda do. Last year, they gave us the best performance of celestial purple I had ever seen. This year, nothing. Flat. The bare trees skipped the flowering and moved unnoticeably from bare branch brown to spring green leaf. I’m not sure how that happens, but it did, and I’m disappointed. The word for disappointment in French is déception. I absolutely love that word. It sounds so dramatic and James Bond. Such a loaded word to describe such a hollow, lonely... [more]
Anish Kapoor   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Anish Kapoor at Grand Palais May 11th, 2011 - June 23rd, 2011
Posted 5/30/11
A friend who visited Anish Kapoor’s Leviathan, the latest in the Monumenta series at the Grand Palais, told me that it was “beautiful”. He used words such as “breathtaking”, and “divine” – and had an image of something that would be ethereal, gorgeous, dreamy, something that would give the experience of serenity. And as I entered the belly of Leviathan, I felt my body swaying, I became nauseous, not knowing where to look, completely disoriented, wanting to find a place to stand; my... [more]
Meditation on Kapoor's Optic Antics   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Anish Kapoor at National Gallery of Modern Art - NGMA Delhi November 27th, 2010 - February 27th, 2011
Posted 1/17/11
Anish Kapoor’s deep well of color and shapes make your eyes burn.  The outside is inverted with the inside, images are miniaturized and hyperbolic, too close or too far, lateral, converse, perverse, and incongruous with any rational imagination. You feel these things that frustrate and exhilarate you. You wonder about the universe, you wonder about yourself. You think about love, about loneliness, emptiness and character. You wonder how such artificial, solid structures could evoke such... [more]
Viewing the Void   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Anish Kapoor at National Gallery of Modern Art - NGMA Delhi November 27th, 2010 - February 27th, 2011
Posted 12/28/10
      Anish Kapoor's first ever exhibit in India at the National Gallery of Modern Art is both a celebration of an artist of Indian origin who has won many international accolades as well as an attempt to introduce this renowned figure to audiences with whom he shares kinship but who are hardly aquainted with him. Mostly known for his collosal projects, this exhibition includes a showcase for Kapoor's project models, some of his earlier work with pigments and his recent work with wax and... [more]
REVIEW: Peace Initiative at Frost   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Marina Abramovic, Laurie Anderson, Chuck Close, Michele Oka Doner, Jenny Holzer, Anish Kapoor, Bill Viola at The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum October 9th, 2009 - January 10th, 2010
Posted 11/15/09
In this diverse exhibit, art is being used as a tool for social change with the difficult task of motivating people to pursue peace in their lives using the Dalai Lama as example.  This is no easy undertaking when one considers just some of the reasons we devise to be combative, heavy topics such as territory, religion, race, class division, and gender. In The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, 45 artists reflect His Holiness’ pacific message. Upon entering the Frost... [more]
Anish Kapoor Drawings   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Anish Kapoor at Regen Projects (West Hollywood) January 8th, 2009 - February 28th, 2009
Posted 1/11/09
Anish Kapoor's drawings exhibition at Regen Projects consists of medium and large gouache works on paper. The works are abstract, curvilinear marks forming an oval frame around a central space using a palette of mostly deep reds, oranges and purples. The lines dance around the paper creating a constant feeling of motion. The drawings are raw and intuitive, sensual and referential. Known mostly as a sculptor, some of Kapoor's recent works, have been made from highly reflective materials that... [more]
Anish Kapoor's Funhouse   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Anish Kapoor at Gladstone Gallery - 24 St. May 12th, 2008 - August 15th, 2008
Posted 8/3/08
How to describe Anish Kapoor’s new show? In the language of the movie pitch, you might say the funhouse mirror meets Richard Serra (downsized). But that would take out the rush of excitement so unique to almost any new work by Kapoor. Even though one issue here is also scale, and this show does have its own mini tilted arc, the comparison stops there because unlike Serra’s monumentality, Kapoor’s scale is ambiguous. In front of the four pieces in this new addition to the Chelsea... [more]