anish kapoor’s infinite black whirpool at galleria continua


anish kapoor’s black whirlpool endlessly spins at galleria continua
(above) descension, 2015

metal, water, motor
 / 500 x 500 cm
all photographs courtesy the artist and galleria continua, san gimignano / beijing / les moulins
all images by ela bialkowska, okno studio

 

 

 

anish kapoor: descension
galleria continua, san gimignano
now via september 5, 2015

 

 

anish kapoor returns to italy with ‘descension’, infilling san gimignano’s galleria continua with specifically conceived installations and artworks for the gallery’s huge former cinema and theater house. amongst a sequence of latest sculptures in alabaster, a set of labor in stainless-steel and large-scale, fiberglass interventions all through, is the set up within the stalls space, ‘descension’, from which the exhibition takes its identify. beforehand introduced through the kochi-muziris biennale in india, the seemingly black bottomless gap of darkish water ceaselessly spins down into the ground, dragging the viewer into its menacing abyss.

anish kapoor descension galleria continua san gimignano
descension, 2015

 

 

 

via its infinite development downwards into the theater flooring, ‘descension’ destabilizes the viewer’s notion of the earth as a stable factor and embodies kapoor’s exploration into non-objects as artworks. in its fixed state of flux and motion, the set up presents the customer with a pointy a thrust downwards in direction of a very unknowable inside.

 

regarding the relationship between fullness and the void, kapoor says, ‘I’ve at all times considered it (the void) … as a transitional house, an in-between house. it’s very a lot to do with time. I’ve at all times been as an artist in that very first second of creativity the place all the pieces is feasible and nothing has truly occurred. it’s an area of turning into.’

anish kapoor descension galleria continua san gimignano
descension, 2015

 

 

 

kapoor’s work extends the idea of sculpture in artwork. the exhibition encompasses a sequence of latest sculptures in alabaster, during which a extremely refined part has been fastidiously carved out from the quantity. inviting the viewer to mirror upon the mysteries of time buried inside their kind, these untitled stone plenty concurrently convey a way of eternity, whereas their translucent qualities reinforce the sense of transition from portray to sculpture.

anish kapoor descension galleria continua san gimignano
set up view of ‘descension’ at galleria continua

 

 

video courtesy of GALLERIACONTINUA

 

 

 

stainless-steel sculptures, painted fiberglass objects mounted on the wall and big interventions that tower above guests are viewable all through galleria continua, every imposing kapoor’s curiosity in the human being and self-awareness, on the thoughts and the expertise of the issues surrounding it, and on the universality of time and house.

anish kapoor descension galleria continua san gimignano
set up view of the exhibition ‘descension’ at galleria continua, san gimignano

anish kapoor descension galleria continua san gimignano
monochrome (black / cobalt blue), 2015 

fibreglass and paint
 / 187 x 187 x 40 cm

anish kapoor descension galleria continua san gimignano
monochrome (silver / oriental blue), 2015

fibreglass and paint
 / 187 x 187 x 40 cm

anish kapoor descension galleria continua san gimignano
untitled, 2015

stainless-steel
 / 140 x 140 x 22 cm

anish kapoor descension galleria continua san gimignano
untitled, 2015

stainless-steel
 / 140 x 140 x 22 cm

anish kapoor descension galleria continua san gimignano
set up view of the exhibition ‘descension’ at galleria continua, san gimignano

anish kapoor descension galleria continua san gimignano
untitled, 2015
alabaster
 / 32,5 x 130 x 96 cm

anish kapoor descension galleria continua san gimignano
untitled, 2015
alabaster
 / 32,5 x 130 x 96 cm

 

nina azzarello I designboom

might 25, 2015



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