1.10.2022 - 12.02.2023
Museum of Contemporary Sculpture, Orangery Gallery
Curator: Dorota Monkiewicz
Cooperation: Stanisław Małecki CRP
The presentation of Anish Kapoor’s sculptures at the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko will be the first exhibition in Poland introducing one of the masters of contemporary sculpture and will allow to familiarize the Polish audience with his work.
Anish Kapoor was born on 12 March 1954 in Bombay (now Mumbai) but since the mid-1970s he has worked and lived in London. His work continues the achievements of British sculpture of the second half of the 20th century.
Anish Kapoor’s most famous artwork is the hundred-ton Cloud Gate of 2006, situated in Chicago’s Millennium Park. Cloud Gate is considered one of the pinnacles of sculptures in the public space, and at the same time it epitomizes the main features of Anish Kapoor’s work: grand scale of the project, technical perfection, technological innovativeness and his interest in optical illusion. Anish Kapoor creates abstract forms produced in various materials: stone, stainless steel, pigment, wood, resins, plastic, cement. He also had an opportunity to work with textile.
Considering the exhibition in Orońsko, the artist has chosen nine stone sculptures for the space of the Museum of Contemporary Sculpture and three objects for the Orangery. This personal choice testifies to the artist’s great kindness for the idea of his exhibition in Poland, as during the preparations for the Polish exhibition, Kapoor was busy working on his prestigious presentation at the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice, accompanying this year’s Venice Biennale.
British Council is the patron of the exhibition.