anish kapoor: 'turning the world upside down' in kensington gardens
 
anish kapoor: 'turning the world upside down' in kensington gardens
sep 10, 2010

anish kapoor: 'turning the world upside down' in kensington gardens

anish kapoor: turning the world upside down kensington gardens, london september 28th, 2010 to march 13th, 2011

 

 

anish kapoor
sky mirror, red
2009
stainless steel
274 x 290 x 146 cm
© 2010 anish kapoor
courtesy of the artist and lisson gallery, london

 

 

this autumn, the royal parks  and the serpentine gallery will present a major exhibition of large scale outdoor sculptures by bombay-born london-based artist anish kapoor.

the free exhibition will feature a series of kapoor’s most recent major works, never before shown together in london. constructed from highly reflective stainless steel, these mammoth-sized, curved mirrored surfaces will create illusory distortions of their surroundings, visible across large distances, creating new vistas within the much-loved park setting. the monumental sculptures will be positioned to contrast and reflect their garden environment, appearing as pure reflections of everything around them: the changing seasons and colors, foliage, weather, sky, trees, water, wildlife…

 

 

anish kapoor: 'turning the world upside down' in kensington gardens

anish kapoor c-curve 2007 stainless steel 220 x 770 x 300 cm © 2010 anish kapoor courtesy of the artist and lisson gallery, london

 

 

anish kapoor was born in bombay, india in 1954.
he studied at hornsey college of art and chelsea school of art and design.
over the past twenty years he has exhibited extensively in london and internationally.
his solo shows include the royal academy of fine arts, london; institute of contemporary art, boston;
haus der kunst, munich: kunsthaus bregenz; hayward gallery, london; tate gallery, london.

 

 

anish kapoor: 'turning the world upside down' in kensington gardens left:

anish kapoor sky mirror, red 2009 stainless steel 274 x 290 x 146 cm © 2010 anish kapoor courtesy of the artist and lisson gallery, london

 

 

 

right:

anish kapoor sky mirror 2006 stainless steel 1066.8 x 1066.8 cm © 2010 anish kapoor courtesy of the artist and gladstone gallery, new york and brussels

 

 

the exhibition is organized by the royal parks and serpentine gallery. it is supported by lisson gallery, gladstone gallery  and anonymous donors. it is part of the serpentine gallery’s 40th anniversary exhibition programme and initiates a new arts strategy by the royal parks.

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