Kapoor in Berlin / Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin / Interview with Anish Kapoor

Kapoor in Berlin is the first comprehensive exhibition of Anish Kapoor in Berlin. The Indian-born British sculptor Anish Kapoor is known for his spectacular sculptures and installations, such as the Cloud Gate in Millennium Park, Chicago. For his exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau he uses the whole ground floor of the building, including the atrium. In this video, Anish Kapoor talks about the concept of the show and specific works, such as the huge kinetic installation in the atrium of the Martin-Gropius-Bau.

Kapoor in Berlin. Anish Kapoor solo exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (Germany). Interview with Anish Kapoor. Berlin, Germany, May 17, 2013. Video by Frantisek Zachoval.

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Kapoor in Berlin is currently the most comprehensive exhibition of one of the world’s most important contemporary artist. At the Martin-Gropius-Bau art lovers can see more than 70 works from the 1980s to the present. The exhibition mainly presents works that have been shown in major exhibitions such as Documenta and La Biennale di Venezia. For Kapoor in Berlin, the artist has produced a new version of his work Descent into Limbo (1992),which was one of the highlights of documenta IX. The viewer can also see Kapoor’s gleaming high-grade steel mirrors. The central installation of the show is the piece Symphony for a Beloved Sun.

In this interview, Anish Kapoor explains how he worked with the exhibition space with its specific architectural style and its own history. He talks about the importance of the original installation of the Leviathan, which was created for the Grand Palais in Paris in 2011, and the monumental installation in the atrium of the Martin-Gropius-Bau: Symphony for a Beloved Sun.ӬӬ

Selected solo exhibitions of Anish Kapoor include: ‘Objects’, Seoul: Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art (2012); ‘Anish Kapoor: Flashback’, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester (2011); ‘Monumenta’, Grand Palais, Paris (2011); ‘Anish Kapoor’, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan (2011); ‘Anish Kapoor: Delhi / Mumbai’, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi and Mehboob Studios, Mumbai (2010); ‘Turning the World Upside Down’, Kensington Gardens, London (2010); ‘Anish Kapoor’, Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao (2010); ‘Anish Kapoor’, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, MIMA, Middlesbrough (2010); ‘Turning the World Upside Down’, Kensington Gardens, London (2010); ‘Anish Kapoor: Shooting into the Corner’, MAK Museum, Vienna (2010); ‘Drawings’, Regen Projects, Los Angeles (2009); ‘Memory’ Guggenheim, New York (2009); ‘Place/No Place: Anish Kapoor in Architecture’, Royal Institute of British Architects, London (2008); ‘Anish Kapoor’, Haus der Kunst, Munich (2007); ‘Anish Kapoor, Sky Mirror’ Rockefeller Centre, New York (2006); ‘Anish Kapoor Japanese Mirrors’, Scai The Bathhouse, Tokyo (2005); ‘My Red Homeland’, KUB, Kunsthaus Bregenz (2003); ‘Marsyas’, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London (2002-03); Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv (1993); Mala Galerija, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Museum of Modern Art, Slovenia (1994); ‘Anish Kapoor, XLIV Biennale di Venezia’, British Pavilion, Venice (1990).