anish kapoor: dirty corner
 
anish kapoor: dirty corner
jun 02, 2011

anish kapoor: dirty corner

anish kapoor: dirty corner fabbrica del vapore, milan on now until january 8th, 2012

‘dirty corner’ by anish kapoor at the fabbrica del vapore image © designboom

‘dirty corner’ is london-based artist anish kapoor‘s monumental site-specific installation created for the fabbrica del vapore in milan. fully occupying the site’s ‘cathedral’ space, the sculptural work consists of a huge steel volume that measures 60 metres long and 8 metres high in which visitors can enter. upon entry, one begins to lose their perception of space, as it gets progressively darker and darker until there is no light, forcing one to use their other senses to guide them through the space. the entrance of the tunnel is goblet-shaped, featuring an interior and exterior surface that is circular, making minimal contact with the ground. over the course of the exhibition, the work will be progressively covered by some 160 cubic metres of red soil by a large mechanical device, forming a sharp mountain of dirt in which the tunnel appears to be running through.

the installation has been realized with the support of galleria continua, the lisson gallery and the galleria massimo minini.

anish kapoor: dirty corner exterior view of the entrance’s goblet shape image © designboom

anish kapoor: dirty corner image © designboom

anish kapoor: dirty corner the goblet shaped entrance image © designboom

anish kapoor: dirty corner image © designboom

anish kapoor: dirty corner interior image © designboom

anish kapoor: dirty corner the closed end in which a small little hallway protrudes from the side for one to exit the space image © designboom

anish kapoor: dirty corner image © designboom

anish kapoor: dirty corner over the course of the exhibition the tunnel will progressively be covered by some 160 cubic metres of red soil image © designboom

anish kapoor: dirty corner the beginnings of the red soil pile up that forms a sharp point image © designboom

anish kapoor: dirty corner view of the device that drops the soil over the sculpture image © designboom

anish kapoor: dirty corner the trough in which the soil travels image © designboom

anish kapoor: dirty corner details of parts images © designboom

anish kapoor: dirty corner anish kapoor portrait © designboom

anish kapoor: dirty corner anish kapoor working on a model of the installation and its placement within the fabbrica del vapore

anish kapoor: dirty corner building-up photo courtesy of andrea melzi

anish kapoor: dirty corner entrance being constructed photo courtesy of andrea melzi

anish kapoor: dirty corner photo courtesy of andrea melzi

anish kapoor: dirty corner photos courtesy of andrea melzi

anish kapoor: dirty corner photo courtesy of andrea melzi

anish kapoor: dirty corner rendering of ‘dirty corner’ in its entirety courtesy aerotrope and studio kapoor

anish kapoor: dirty corner rendering courtesy aerotrope and studio kapoor

anish kapoor: dirty corner rendering courtesy aerotrope and studio kapoor

  • So what is the meaning of this tube? There are only technical specs [physical] and nothing about the spiritual.

    Kuroda
  • waste of money or not, Kapoor is simply a genious, all his projects involve a new dimention of art, how to live it, i personally distaste his sexual emphasis on everything he does, but i guess without it, it would just not be Kapoor at all.

    piccas
  • Agreed, artwork is about many things, in my opinion money should never be at the top of a list of considerations. There are lots of art installations considered “priceless”.

    Dean
  • I’m really not sure how anyone can argue that something is a waste of money without knowing how much money it is, let alone make value judgements on an experiential artwork based purely on pictures on the web. Those negative comments coe from nothing.

    steve
  • I think you guys on top should look it from other points of view, rather that just economy or sex. What about the phenomenological discourse, the feeling of walking inside art interacting with architectural space, …

    brian
  • he said anus…

    skalamoosh
  • Really quite silly and an incredible waste of money and resources.
    Simply stupid

    rcvs1
  • totally looks like a gigantic anus

    lover
  • What a huge waste of money and resources.

    Matt W
  • Damn, I would love to place a huge bass speaker a the closed end 😀

    shaker

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