anish kapoor weaves 'untrue' and 'unreal' sculptural works into palazzo strozzi's architecture

anish kapoor weaves 'untrue' and 'unreal' sculptural works into palazzo strozzi's architecture

anish kapoor. untrue unreal exhibition

 

From 7 October 2023 until 4 February 2024, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Italy, presents a major exhibition dedicated to the work of British-Indian artist Anish Kapoor who is widely known for revolutionizing the notion of sculpture in contemporary art. Curated by Arturo Galansino, Director General of Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, the show, titled Anish Kapoor. Untrue Unreal, features a diverse range of works, from monumental installations to intimate environments, that create a dynamic dialogue between Kapoor’s art and the architecture of Palazzo Strozzi.

anish kapoor weaves 'untrue' and 'unreal' sculptural works into palazzo strozzi's architecture
Anish Kapoor, Svayambhu (2007) | all images ©photoElaBialkowskaOKNOstudio

 

 

Anish Kapoor’s Art Transforms Palazzo Strozzi

 

The Anish Kapoor. Untrue Unreal exhibition includes new architecturally scaled work specially conceived for the Renaissance courtyard of Palazzo Strozzi (find more here), as well as early, mid-career, and recent pieces. The installations showcase the artful way in which Anish Kapoor (find more here) masters a wide range of materials and techniques. Visitors encounter a variety of sculptures that explore themes of versatility, incongruity, entropy and transience, and question our perception of space, light, and time. 

In Anish Kapoor’s art, the unreal merges with the untrue, transforming or negating the common perception of reality. He invites us to explore a world where the boundaries between what is true and false dissolve, opening the doors to the realm of the impossible. One of the distinguishing features is the way Kapoor’s works transcend their materiality. Kapoor’s works merge empty and full space, absorbing and reflecting surface, geometrical and biomorphic form. In a world where reality seems increasingly elusive and manipulable, Anish Kapoor challenges us to seek truth beyond appearances, inviting us to explore the territory of the untrue and the unreal.

 

 

anish kapoor weaves 'untrue' and 'unreal' sculptural works into palazzo strozzi's architecture
Anish Kapoor, Svayambhu (2007)

anish kapoor weaves 'untrue' and 'unreal' sculptural works into palazzo strozzi's architecture
Anish Kapoor, Svayambhu (2007)

anish kapoor weaves 'untrue' and 'unreal' sculptural works into palazzo strozzi's architecture
Anish Kapoor, Svayambhu (2007)

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Anish Kapoor, Svayambhu (2007)

anish kapoor weaves 'untrue' and 'unreal' sculptural works into palazzo strozzi's architecture
Anish Kapoor, Endless Column (1992)

anish kapoor weaves 'untrue' and 'unreal' sculptural works into palazzo strozzi's architecture
Anish Kapoor, Newborn (2019)

anish kapoor weaves 'untrue' and 'unreal' sculptural works into palazzo strozzi's architecture
Anish Kapoor, Newborn (2019) – Anish Kapoor, Mirror (2018)

anish kapoor weaves 'untrue' and 'unreal' sculptural works into palazzo strozzi's architecture
Anish Kapoor, Vertigo (2006)

anish kapoor weaves 'untrue' and 'unreal' sculptural works into palazzo strozzi's architecture
Anish Kapoor, A Blackish Fluid Excavation (2018) – Anish Kapoor, Tongue Memory (2016) – Anish Kapoor, Today You Will Be in Paradise (2016)

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Anish Kapoor, A Blackish Fluid Excavation (2018)

anish kapoor weaves 'untrue' and 'unreal' sculptural works into palazzo strozzi's architecture
Anish Kapoor, Tongue Memory (2016) – Anish Kapoor, Today You Will Be in Paradise (2016)

anish kapoor weaves 'untrue' and 'unreal' sculptural works into palazzo strozzi's architecture
Anish Kapoor, Gathering Clouds (2014)

anish kapoor weaves 'untrue' and 'unreal' sculptural works into palazzo strozzi's architecture
Anish Kapoor, To Reflect an Intimate Part of the Red (1981)

anish kapoor weaves 'untrue' and 'unreal' sculptural works into palazzo strozzi's architecture
Anish Kapoor, Angel (1990)

 

 

 

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Anish Kapoor, A Blackish Fluid Excavation (2018)
Anish Kapoor, A Blackish Fluid Excavation (2018)
Anish Kapoor, Svayambhu (2007)
Anish Kapoor, Svayambhu (2007)
Anish Kapoor, Endless Column (1992)
Anish Kapoor, Endless Column (1992)
Anish Kapoor, To Reflect an Intimate Part of the Red (1981)
Anish Kapoor, To Reflect an Intimate Part of the Red (1981)
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Anish Kapoor, Angel (1990)
Anish Kapoor, Angel (1990)
Anish Kapoor, Newborn (2019)
Anish Kapoor, Newborn (2019)
Anish Kapoor, Descent into Limbo (1992)
Anish Kapoor, Descent into Limbo (1992)

project info: 

 

name: Anish Kapoor. Untrue Unreal
artist: Anish Kapoor | @dirty_corner
location: Palazzo Strozzi | @palazzostrozzi in Florence, Italy 
dates: 7 October 2023 – 4 February 2024

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