Tomorrow (September 17th) in London, Anish Kapoor and Ai Weiwei will be joining forces for a walk to bring awareness to the 60 million refugees in our world today. Each will carry a blanket as a symbol and everyone who is interested is invited to join them with a blanket as well. These actions will be repeated by the artists in different cities around the world in upcoming months. The route details of the London walk will be announced, presumably through the Instagram accounts of Kapoor & […]
More stories from the week that ended June 7 (click on bolded words for more information): Anish Kapoor sculpture becomes relevant to a lot of people’s interests because it is a giant vagina. Artists create parody imagery mocking FIFA and World Cup sponsors due to human rights violations. Russia requests that Britain blocks sale of Ivan Aivazovsky’s “Evening in Cairo” because it is stolen. Some of the creative class in San Francisco leaving the city to live in Portland. Portland’s creative community starting to be evicted and priced out of properties. […]
Following in the footsteps of Takashi Murakami and Jeff Koons, another worthy giant in the contemporary art world will be putting his works on display in the unique historic setting – Anish Kapoor. Visitors to Palace of Versailles between June to October next year will be greeted by the British sculptor’s famous shiny geometric objects among other works in the rooms and grounds of the 17th century chateau. Via New York Times. Discuss Anish Kapoor here.
Right on the heels of Frieze Art Fair in London comes the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain or FIAC. Held at Paris’ Grand Palais, the event saw 185 galleries from 26 countries present their rosters to French art fans between October 23-26. Take a look at our photo recap which highlights some of the works that caught our eye below… Photo credit: Karl Hab.
The New York art collectors who can afford the added cost of a commissioned Anish Kapoor sculpture to their living situation may want to consider 56 Leonard by Herzog & de Meuron. The Swiss architecture firm has collaborated with many artists and been associated with many art related projects in the past, and these new luxury condos currently in construction are no less stunning. When completed, the oft delayed building will featured a “compressed” site specific stainless steel sculpture by Kapoor at the very bottom. Via Designboom. Discuss […]
More stories from the week ended Jan 19 (click on bolded words for more information): Anish Kapoor’s inflatable concert hall travels Japan and brings music to tsunami-hit areas. Vilma Bautista sentenced two-six years for conspiring to sell paintings belonging to Philippine government. Brand X Editions’ lawsuit against Christopher Wool and Luhring Augustine allowed to proceed in court. Nicholas H. Jepson sues Galerie Mongeon for refusing to return his Edgar Degas prints. Two antique dealers accused of $1.5mil. art loan fraud and running a Ponzi scheme. […]
The “main fair” as it is affectionately called by art lovers in Miami is of course the centerpiece of Art Basel Week. Not just prestigious by namesake or by the list of illustrious galleries, but more so the high level of art exhibited by the artists who want to put forward their best work. As always, it felte like there was so much blue-chip goodness, but so little time at Art Basel. From Kapoor (seen above), Colen, Martin, De Kooning, Chamberlain, Pruitt, Houseago, Creed, Auerbach, Kusama to Longo, just to […]
Anish Kapoor’s first major exhibition in Berlin, Sympathy for a Beloved Sun, has just opened at Martin-Gropius-Bau, curated by Berliner Festspiele. Set in a grand neoclassical style museum, the show is comprised of 70 different abstract poetic works spanning from 1982 to present. The British-based, Mumbai born Turner Prize recipient defies categorization, blurring the lines between painting, sculpture, and architecture. Comprised of large scale public works, installations, and sculpture made of wax, stone, glass, steel, and PVC, the survey displays a generous helping of various themes […]
This week’s Rewind’s top video focuses on Anish Kapoor and his current show in Berlin at Martin-Gropius-Bau. Along with footage of his first comprehensive showing in the city, an insightful interview with the artist is included. Some other videos worth of attention include: Voina Wanted banner hung off London Tower Bridge. Leo Villareal releasing an edition of his The Bay Lights piece. Ai Weiwei cuts hair during dinner. Taylor Mead’s final fifteen minutes. Reactions from actual neighbors from Arne Svenson’s photographs. Benedikt Taschen talks with Sebastião […]
Coming up this weekend on May 18th, the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin will be opening a new show from Anish Kapoor, one the most influential sculptors of his generation. The exhibition, his first major one in the city, will feature about 70 works spanning his diverse range of mediums including stone, steel, glass, wax, PVC skins, and high-tech material. Of particular interest will be the pieces that have been specifically designed for the venue. Those in the area should add this to their calendar of events and if […]