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* SYDNEY Art
Anish Kapoor’s first major exhibition in Australia this summer as part of the Sydney International Art Series. MiSociety images from Media Launch
- 20 December 2012-1 April 2013
- MCA Sydney
Anish Kapoor exhibition at the MCA – see images below
Kapoor has created some of the world’s most ambitious and recognisable contemporary artworks, including, Orbit (2012), a 115-metre-high tower created for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Leviathan (2011) for the Grand Palais in Paris, Cloud Gate (2004) in Millennium Park, Chicago, Sky Mirror (2006) for the Rockefeller Centre in New York and Marsyas (2002) for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern.
Kapoor’s selection of key artworks are spread across two floors of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Experience theses powerful works and up close and in-depth.
Highlights of the Anish Kapoor Exhibition include 1000 Names (1979-80), his early powdered pigment geometric sculptures; Void (1989), a large deep blue sculpture that changes from a convex to a concave form depending on your position; one of the artist’s most ambitious works, the 24-ton Memory (2008) which completely fills one of the MCA’s spacious galleries as if squeezed between the white walls; and the monumental My Red Homeland (2003), which replicates the role of the artist. In this enormous circular sculpture, a large motorised steel blade slowly cuts a course through 25 tons of red wax, endlessly dissecting and re-shaping it into new forms.
Anish Kapoor has been influenced by both his Indian heritage and western philosophy, in particular metaphysics. Kapoor’s artworks seek to understand what it is to be human. Explore Kapoor’s interest in the relationship between the contrasting forces of light and dark and see how he uses colour, form, size and medium to challenge perception, developing immersive and sometimes unsettling experiences.
Anish Kapoor exhibition at the MCA Sydney is a must see this summer – don’t miss it!! MiSociety
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Anish Kapoor Film Program Saturday 22 December 2012 – Saturday 02 March 2013 Veolia Lecture Theatre, MCA Sydney
Behind-the-Scenes Talk Thursday 17 January 2013 at 6:30PM
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Anish Kapoor exhibition images by MiSociety from media launch at MCA 19 December 2012
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