Anish Kapoor's First Ever Exhibition in India
New Delhi: Ministry of Culture, Government of India and National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, British Council and Lisson Gallery, in association with Louis Vuitton are pleased to present an exhibition of works by world renowned artist Anish Kapoor in Delhi and Mumbai in November 2010.
Kapoor’s unique style and Indian heritage have combined to make him one of the most engaging and distinctive artists in the world and the exhibition will be the first ever showcase of his work in the country of his birth. The exhibition will be organised over two sites in
It will feature a selection of sculptures and installations which span the breadth of the artist’s career, from his early pigment-based sculptures of the 1980s right through to his most recent wax installations.
The exhibitions will be displayed in two venues: the newly renovated NGMA, New Delhi (Anish Kapoor show will be the first major exhibition to be held in the gallery’s newly constructed Exhibition Hall); and the Mehboob film studios, Bandra, Mumbai. Each exhibition will focus on a different strand of Kapoor’s practice, with each show complementing the other to form an overall picture of the diversity and energy within his oeuvre. Both exhibitions will feature works which were included in the recent, record-breaking exhibition of Kapoor’s work at the
Ruth Gee, Regional Director British Council says, “Art is food for the mind. Anish Kapoor’s work provides intellectual stimulation and visual delight. We are delighted to have played a part in creating this milestone exhibition in
“I am delighted that what we had been dreaming of since the past nine years has finally fructified. The Anish Kapoor exhibition is one of the largest projects we are doing since the Picasso exhibition in 2001, not just in its scale of the actual works, but also in terms of the international stature of the artist, including partnerships amongst various organisations, and its outreach,” Prof. Rajeev Lochan, Director of the NGMA says.
“It is indeed a proud moment to be able to celebrate the works of Anish Kaopor, world renowned artist, in the country of his origin. I am sure that large audiences will not only be greatly benefited by the visual treat, but the thought provoking forms and feelings will give a new relevance to what is contemporary in art. That is precisely what the NGMA stands for. We are very thankful to our partners- the Anish Kapoor studio, and the British Council, and to the Ministry of Culture to support us in making this a reality,” he adds.
Anish Kapoor has been based in
The Anish Kapoor exhibitions will coincide with the India Art Summit, which runs from 20-23 January 2011, and attracts approximately 40,000 visitors annually.
Opening 27 November
Exhibition runs 28 November - 27 February 2011
National Gallery of Modern Art,
Open Tuesday - Sunday from 10am to 5pm, except Thursday until 8pm. Closed on Mondays and National Holidays
Entrance fees: Indian: Rs: 10 / Foreign National: Rs: 150 / Student/Child: Rs: 1
Opening 29 November
Exhibition runs 30 November - 16 January 2011
Opens daily from 9am to 9pm; FREE ENTRY although booking required