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Anish Kapoor

September 12–November 5, 2016
Hong Kong

Installation view Artworks © Anish Kapoor

Installation view

Artworks © Anish Kapoor

Installation view Artworks © Anish Kapoor

Installation view

Artworks © Anish Kapoor

Installation view Artworks © Anish Kapoor

Installation view

Artworks © Anish Kapoor

Installation view Artworks © Anish Kapoor

Installation view

Artworks © Anish Kapoor

Installation view Artworks © Anish Kapoor

Installation view

Artworks © Anish Kapoor

Installation view Artworks © Anish Kapoor

Installation view

Artworks © Anish Kapoor

Installation view Artworks © Anish Kapoor

Installation view

Artworks © Anish Kapoor

Installation view Artworks © Anish Kapoor

Installation view

Artworks © Anish Kapoor

Installation view Artworks © Anish Kapoor

Installation view

Artworks © Anish Kapoor

Installation view Artworks © Anish Kapoor

Installation view

Artworks © Anish Kapoor

Installation view Artworks © Anish Kapoor

Installation view

Artworks © Anish Kapoor

Installation view Artworks © Anish Kapoor

Installation view

Artworks © Anish Kapoor

Installation view Artworks © Anish Kapoor

Installation view

Artworks © Anish Kapoor

Works Exhibited

Anish Kapoor, Mirror (Black), 2014 Aluminum and paint, 86 ⅝ × 86 ⅝ × 18 ½ inches (220 × 220 × 47 cm)© Anish Kapoor, photo by Dave Morgan

Anish Kapoor, Mirror (Black), 2014

Aluminum and paint, 86 ⅝ × 86 ⅝ × 18 ½ inches (220 × 220 × 47 cm)
© Anish Kapoor, photo by Dave Morgan

Anish Kapoor, Vertigo, 2006 (view 1) Stainless steel, 88 9/16 × 189 × 23 ⅝ inches (225 × 480 × 60 cm), edition of 3 + 1 AP© Anish Kapoor, photo by Dave Morgan

Anish Kapoor, Vertigo, 2006 (view 1)

Stainless steel, 88 9/16 × 189 × 23 ⅝ inches (225 × 480 × 60 cm), edition of 3 + 1 AP
© Anish Kapoor, photo by Dave Morgan

Anish Kapoor, Vertigo, 2006 (view 2) Stainless steel, 88 9/16 × 189 × 23 ⅝ inches (225 × 480 × 60 cm), edition of 3 + 1 AP© Anish Kapoor, photo by Dave Morgan

Anish Kapoor, Vertigo, 2006 (view 2)

Stainless steel, 88 9/16 × 189 × 23 ⅝ inches (225 × 480 × 60 cm), edition of 3 + 1 AP
© Anish Kapoor, photo by Dave Morgan

About

The skin, the outermost covering, has always been for me the place of action. It is the moment of contact between the thing and the world.
—Anish Kapoor

Gagosian is pleased to present Anish Kapoor’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and his first in Hong Kong.

In sculptures made during the last ten years, the primacy of materials and their qualities in Kapoor’s process is revealed, whereby worlds are created in which geometric formulae are filled and emptied in three dimensions. Minerals in rare hues and highly polished metals provide his anthropomorphic forms with an ineluctable opulence.

In his monumental sculptural practice, Kapoor conflates concave and convex, inside and outside, upright and inverted. In the works in the exhibition, he explores and achieves the same tensions on a more intimate scale. Nestled in corners or placed on the floor, these sculptures feel almost familiar. Viewers entering the gallery share their space and their gravity. Yet, despite the appeal of their colors and textures, and the intimation of their weight, the sculptures resist approach. Curved mirrors of stainless steel and aluminum, mounted on the wall or free-standing, distort the viewer’s reflection and unsettle, or even liquefy, the slabs of carved stone that rest solidly on the floor. The effect is one of incomprehensibility without apparent reason—as if the rules of physics are being broken, but there is no way to prove it.

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我認為人體最外層的皮膚是充滿動感的地方,見證事物與世界接觸的時刻。—安尼施‧卡普爾(Anish Kapoor)

在《Gossamer》(2015年)中,卡普爾將一塊巨型粉紅色縞瑪瑙仔細雕成扁長的橢圓形,中間的凹洞予人深不見底的錯覺。卡普爾在其他作品表面塑造了同一效果,如雲霧般的灰色雪花石膏、閃閃發亮的玻璃纖維及黃金,彰顯藝術家巧妙運用不同物料的卓越技巧。無論是雕塑摺合形成的黑暗縫隙,還是諸如《Vertigo》(2006年)等延伸形態作品上重複反射的倒影,都在引領觀賞者走進集自然、人造與鍊金術元素於一體的空間。

卡普爾曾於多間美術館舉行個展,包括倫敦泰特現代藝術館渦輪大廳聯合利華藝術委員會展覽「Anish Kapoor: Marsyas」(2002年)、奧地利布雷根茨美術館「My Red Homeland」(2003年,2006年巡展至西班牙馬拉加當代藝術中心)、巴西里約熱內盧巴西銀行文化中心「Anish Kapoor: Ascension」(2006年,其後巡展至巴西利亞及聖保羅巴西銀行文化中心)、紐約洛克菲勒中心公共藝術基金會「Sky Mirror」(2006年)、德國慕尼黑藝術之家(2007年)、波士頓當代美術館「Anish Kapoor: Past, Present, Future」(2008年)、柏林古根漢美術館「Anish Kapoor: Memory」(2008年,2009年巡展至紐約所羅門‧R·古根漢美術館)、新德里國立現代美術館(2010年)、西班牙畢爾包古根漢美術館(2010年)、巴黎大皇宮美術館「MONUMENTA 2011: Leviathan」(2011年)、韓國首爾三星美術館(2012年)、澳洲悉尼當代藝術博物館(2012年)、伊斯坦堡薩基普‧薩班哲博物館(2013年)、柏林馬丁葛羅皮亞斯展覽館(2013年),以及法國凡爾賽宮(2015年)。

墨西哥當代藝術博物館現正舉行「Anish Kapoor. Archaelogy: Biology」展覽,展期至2016年11月27日。

其他受邀創作的公共作品包括芝加哥千禧公園《雲門》(Cloud Gate)(2004年),以及耶路撒冷以色列博物館《顛倒世界》(Turning the World Upside Down,)(2010年)。《軌道塔》(ArcelorMittal Orbit)(2012年)於倫敦伊莉莎白女王奧林匹克公園永久展出。