About the exhibition
ENDS MIDNIGHT FRIDAY 11 DECEMBER
The Royal Academy of Arts presents
a major solo exhibition of the work
of the internationally acclaimed artist
Anish Kapoor, winner of the 1991 Turner
Prize and one of the most influential
and pioneering sculptors of his generation.
The exhibition surveys Kapoor’s career to date
showcasing a number of new and previously
unseen works, including a select group of
Kapoor’s early pigment sculptures, beguiling
mirror-polished stainless-steel sculptures and
cement sculptures on display for the first time.
The exhibition also includes highlights such as
the monumental work Svayambh, the title of which
comes from a Sanskrit word meaning ‘self-generated’.
Emblematic of Kapoor’s interest in works of sculpture
that actively participate in their own creation, Svayambh
moves slowly through the galleries across the entire breadth
of Burlington House.
Another major exhibit is Shooting into the Corner, a work of extraordinary complexity and drama that builds up against the walls and floor of the gallery.
Tall tree and the eye, a major new sculpture, is on display in the Annenberg Courtyard. Infinitely repeating and reflecting its surroundings, like much of Kapoor’s work, this object both disorientates and distorts, challenging our traditional notion of form and space.
The exhibition is curated by the independent curator Jean de Loisy in conjunction with Dr Adrian Locke, Exhibitions Curator, Royal Academy of Arts.
The exhibition is organised by the Royal Academy of Arts in partnership with the Lisson Gallery, London, Gladstone Gallery, New York, and Anish Kapoor Studio.
Image: Anish Kapoor Photo: Johnny Shand-Kydd