Anish Kapoor

Mai 22, 2013


Anish Kapoor is one of the most important of the world’s contemporary artists. Since his first sculptures – simple forms with paint pigments spread out on the floor – Kapoor has developed a multi-faceted oeuvre using various materials, such as stone, steel, glass, wax, PVC skins and high-tech material. In his objects, sculptures and installations the boundaries between painting and sculpture become blurred.

For his first major exhibition in Berlin, he used the whole of the ground floor of the Martin-Gropius-Bau, including the magnificent atrium. Some of the works have been specially designed for this venue. The show, comprising about 70 works, provides a survey of the abstract poetic work of Anish Kapoor.

What is characteristic of Kapoor’s work is his unlimited ability to constantly reinvent the language of art, both in its monumental and in its intimate dimensions, and the many dualities which come to light in his search for aesthetic effects both in perfection and in chaos. His creations are made of natural and artificial materials. They serve Kapoor’s endlessly inventive and suggestive pursuit of abstract metaphor. Kapoor does not fit into any ready-made category. It is typical of him that each newly created work redefines the relationship between painting, sculpture and architecture.

Anish Kapoor


May 18 – November 24, 2013
Niederkirchnerstraße 7
10963 Berlin