The first major Australian exhibition by Mumbai-born, London-based artist Anish Kapoor opens December 2012 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia (MCA).
Comprising early and recent works of the artist’s experimentation with materials such as clay, plastic, steel, pigment and wax, the exhibition will span two floors of the MCA. One of the highlights will be Memory (2008), a hulking capsule of Cor-ten steel commissioned for the Deutsche Guggenheim by Deutsche Bank and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. It’s one of Kapoor’s most ambitious works for a gallery, and should fill the MCA’s sizeable Level 3 Gallery, as if squeezed between white walls. Other works include the prosaic 1000 names – piles of coloured pigment arranged architecturally, the perceptually challenging Void, with its deep blue-painted concave fibreglass, and an installation of concrete columns titled Between Shit and Architecture.
Kapoor will be in Sydney for the opening and to present the Ann Lewis AO Contemporary Visual Arts International Address. His solo exhibition is part of the 2012–13 Sydney International Art Series along with the Francis Bacon: Five decades exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Tickets for the series are on sale now.
20 December 2012 to 1 April 2013
Level 1 North and Level 3 Galleries
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
140 George Street Sydney NSW