Saturday, December 26, 2009

Anish Kapoor feinin's himself

Grandiose without meaning

After Anish Kapoor's sky mirror Nottingham version, his sky mirror is five times in diameter of this flat one.

At the PowerPlant gallery in Toronto,1993, I remember seeing Anish Kapoor's work. They looked like ceramic pottery muted with a dry pigment that of cobalt blue.

Anish Kapoor’s works within large scale, the sky mirror at Rockefeller Center measures 33 feet in diameter and weighs 23 tons. It is made of highly polished stainless steel and is actually concave. And this grandiose is his genius, with organic forms or any object that can be finished with a reflective surface. Whatever reflects off the surface of these sculptures are like experiences. The viewer is enthralled with his or her own reflection. Its like a funhouse effect and there you see its gimmick. Kapoor mirrors himself, but he also finesses a Kama in his sculptures. The power is money.

After Anish Kapoor, The Healing of St Thomas (1989) shown at the 1990 Venice Biennale with the Feinin's Giza's pyramids

"...And, incrementally, the art form gets closer to spectacle, going all out for the big “wow” instead of meaningful content; Anish Kapoor’s Marsyas – the vast scarlet trumpet he installed for the arsyas Turbine Hall" - Claire Bishop

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

love the sky mirror, too bad it couldn't be a gigantic bubble retending to be a work of Art(lol)


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