Anish Kapoor in Berlin

September 02, 2013

During a little WE in Berlin, I was super excited to visit Anish Kapoor's exhibition at the Martin Gropius Bau. For those, who don't know him, Kapoor is one of the world's most important contemporary artist. Known in particular for his red paint pigments sculptures, Kapoor also developed a multi-faceted work using various materials including pigment, stone or wax. Entering the first room of the exhibition, I was immediately confronted to " Symphony of the beloved sun", an enormous installation with a red circle, like a sun, surrounded by red sticky blocs on the floor. As I never had the chance to see a solo exhibition of Anish Kapoor (the only works I saw were only in Biennales or Fairs), this show was a great surprise for me as it exhibits more than 70 works of the artist. Going from one room to another, I could finally discover works I always dreamed about to see in real: "When I am Pregnant" (1992), "Shooting into the corner" (2008-09), "Death of a leviathan" (2011 -13). If you are or are going to Berlin before the 24th of November, I absolutely recommend you to visit this great show!

"Untitled" (2010), wax, oil based paint, mixed media, dimensions variable. Photo: Alexia Werrie

"Shooting into the Corner" (2008-09), Mixed Media, Dimensions variable. Photo: Alexia Werrie

Practical Information

Kapoor in Berlin: 18.5. - 24.11.2013

Martin-Gropius-Bau - Niederkirchnerstrasse 7, D- 10963 Berlin.

www.gropiusbau.de

Opening hours: Wed to Mon 10am - 7pm. Closed Tuesday.

Full price: 11€, Reduced: 8€

 

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