The MCA had to remove walls to accommodate their blissful retrospective of work by the Mumbai-born, London-based artist Anish Kapoor. You too may have to make some mental room, clear some headspace before you visit – all the better to appreciate the way Kapoor’s pieces tease and shift meaning depending on how you look at them.
That said, plenty of passers-through, contemplating the eye-boggling black voids, carnival mirrors and colouful geometric sculptures, are bound to be bewildered in a different way entirely: surely contemporary art shouldn’t be this much fun?
Kapoor’s monumental artworks make for powerful artistic encounters for art aficionados, newcomers and family visitors alike. Kapoor uses every aspect of his media to create works that subvert expectations and challenge what we think of as 'art'.
Displayed over two floors, the exhibition includes works from Kapoor's early career through to the present day. Highlights include the monumental 24-ton steel work 'Memory' (2008), that is constructed in the visitor's mind (and was commissioned by Deutsche Bank); colourful pigment and fibreglass pieces; beautiful reflective stainless steel sculptures; and the mesmerising 10-metre 'Sky Mirror' (2006).
Don’t miss the opportunity to see these impressive works by one of the world’s leading artists, in Sydney for a limited time.
Book now at mca.com.au/anishkapoor
The exhibition is part of the Sydney International Art series.
Time Out's interview with Anish Kapoor
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