anish kapoor's black water vortex spins endlessly into gallery floor
 
anish kapoor's black water vortex spins endlessly into gallery floor
feb 04, 2015

anish kapoor's black water vortex spins endlessly into gallery floor

anish kapoor’s black water vortex spins endlessly into gallery floor
image courtesy of kochi-muziris biennale

 

 

 

the kochi-muziris biennale is india’s first biennale for contemporary art being held in kochi. one of the festival’s biggest draws is legendary artist anish kapoor‘s ‘descension’, created especially for the event. kapoor — long renowned for his large-scale, invasive sculptural works — sets visitors within the harrowing space at aspinwall house, fort kochi, where a caged vortex of black water spins down a seemingly bottomless hole in the gallery floor. a perpetually rushing whirlpool churns into the ground, entrancing observers in its continuity, and creating a spine-chilling atmosphere for those nearby. contained within the circular gate, ‘descension’ naturally draws visitors to peer as far down to its depths as they can, but it is kapoor’s masterful play with boundaries that keeps them constantly intrigued.

 

take a look at the video interview below to hear kapoor on the significance of the element of scale in sculpture, and his interest in the point of contact between his work and the observer.

 

 


artist interview: anish kapoor | kochi-muziris biennale 2014
video courtesy of kochi-muziris biennale

anish kapoor's black water vortex spins endlessly into gallery floor

anish kapoor's black water vortex spins endlessly into gallery floor
‘descension’ naturally draws visitors to peer as far down to its depths as they can

anish kapoor water vortex descension kochi-muziris biennale
a caged vortex of black water spins down a seemingly bottomless hole in the gallery floor

anish kapoor water vortex descension kochi-muziris biennale
visitors are allowed only a close distance away from the endlessly spinning cycle of water

anish kapoor water vortex descension kochi-muziris biennale
kapoor’s masterful play with boundaries keeps visitors constantly intrigued

  • Kapoor’s installation looks like a small copy of the water vortex from the German artist Martin Werthmann: http://youtu.be/efuT7y-sALc and http://youtu.be/Glj3Y9uYZf4

    Philipp Peters
  • Love this , anish kapoor is a brilliant artist .

    simon spencer
  • I wonder how many cellphones it has devoured

    dbkii

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