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Anish Kapoor

26 September — 11 December 2009

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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.

26 September — 11 December 2009

Saturday – Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday 10am – 10pm


Main Galleries, Burlington House