anish kapoor exhibits wax works, voids and mirrors for first solo show in russia
all images courtesy of the jewish museum and tolerance center © anish kapoor, 2015




anish kapoor: my red homeland
jewish museum and tolerance center, moscow
now through january 17th 2016



from now until january 17th 2016, anish kapoor infills the jewish museum and tolerance center in moscow with monumental sculptures, installations and architectural interventions that embody his distinct visual language. ‘my red homeland’, kapoor’s first solo exhibition in russia, includes key works created from 1993-2007, including the massive wax piece at the core of the gallery space, which gives the exhibit its name. rendered in pigment, steel and wax, the works epitomize kapoor’s manipulation of matter and material and his innate fascination with voids, mirrors and the auto‐generated.

installation view of ‘my red homeland’ at the jewish museum and tolerance center, moscow




‘I am interested in sculpture that manipulates the viewer into a specific relation with both space and time,’ kapoor says. ‘time, on two levels; one narratively and cinematically as a matter of the passage through the work, and the other as a literal elongation of the moment. this has to do with form and color and the propensity of color to induce reverie. consequently, i hope, an elongation of time. space is as complex, the space contained in an object must be bigger than the object which contains it. my aim is to separate the object from its object‐hood.’

‘s-curve’, 2006 / stainless steel / 216.5 x 975.4 x 121.9 cm

installation view of ‘s-curve’, 2006

‘my red homeland’, 2003 / wax and oil-based paint, steel arm and motor / diameter: 12 meters

installation view of ‘my red homeland’ at the jewish museum and tolerance center

‘my body your body’, 1993 / fibreglass and pigment / dimensions variable

‘shelter’, 2007 / fibreglass and paint / 300 x 300 x 150 cm

installation view of ‘shelter’, 2007 and ‘s-curve’, 2006 

view of ‘shelter’, 2007 at the exhibition ‘my red homeland’ in moscow

overview of the exhibition at the jewish museum and tolerance center