Anish Kapoor: Yellow, 1999. Fibreglass and pigment
6 x 6 x 3 m.
Courtesy of the artist and Lisson Gallery, London.
As if to Celebrate I Discovered a Mountain Blooming with Red Flowers, 1981
Wood, cement, polystyrene and pigment, 97 x 76.2 x 160cm
SYDNEY • Museum of Contemporary Art Australia • 20 December 2012 - 1 April 2013
The exhibition surveys 1991 Turner Prize winner Anish Kapoor’s career to date showcasing a number of new and previously unseen works, including a select group Kapoor’s early pigment sculptures, mirror-polished stainless-steel sculptures and cement sculptures on display for the first time.
In this selection of key works across two floors of the Museum, you can encounter Kapoor’s powerful artworks up close and in-depth. Highlights 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.
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