Go See – Tokyo: Anish Kapoor at Scai the Bathhouse through June 19th, 2010

June 6th, 2010

Shooting into the Corner, Anish Kapoor, 2009. Image via Scai the Bathhouse.

Anish Kapoor has installed five new sculptures at Scai the Bathhouse, Tokyo.  This is the third time Kapoor has exhibited his sculptures at the Japanese contemporary art gallery.  Although from Mumbai, India, Scai’s location prompted Kapoor to draw inspiration from Japanese craft, and to collaborate with an urushi lacquerware artist.

Untitled, Anish Kapoor, 2009. Image via Scai the Bathhouse.

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Untitled, Anish Kapoor, 2001. Image via Scai the Bathhouse.

Kapoor favors vibrant reds and metallics in various media, and displays his works both in museum collections and as public art.  Kapoor was awarded the Turner Prize in 1991, and the next year became the first Indian-born artist to represent the UK in the Venice Biennale.  “I work with red because it is the colour of the physical, of the earthly, of the bodily.  I want to make body into sky.  This is a fundamental transformation and somewhat mysterious.”

Exhibition View, Anish Kapoor, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2009.

And further, “…The shiny might be a modern sublime, which is fully reflective, absolutely presents, and returns the gaze,” Kapoor explained of his aesthetic in 2007.

Related Links:
Exhibition | Anish Kapoor [Scai the Bathhouse]
Writing | Anish Kapoor in Conversation with Heidi Reitmaier [Anish Kapoor]
Art Maps | Tokyo, Scai the Bathhouse [Art Space Tokyo]

Promise of cars drives students to excellence see here 2001 ford focus

The Gazette (Colorado Springs, CO) June 1, 2001 | Jeremy Meyer; The Gazette Good grades and perfect attendance in high school will get you far in life, especially if it includes a car as a prize.

Two Palmer High School students were awarded cars in two separate drawings Thursday, recognizing kids who had good grades and perfect or near-perfect attendance through the year.

Linnea Bjorkman, a senior with a 3.6 grade-point average, won a loaded red 2001 Ford Focus ZX3 with air-conditioning, a moon roof, CD player and power doors, windows and locks. The car was offered by the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. to District 11 high school students with a minimum 3.5 GPA and perfect attendance through this school year (meaning no excused or unexcused absences).

Forty-six students qualified, and Bjorkman’s name was drawn, according to D-11 officials.

Also, Ben Clagett, a freshman, won a 1997 Plymouth Neon. It was given by Bruce and Ann Shepard, Palmer High alumni. The couple holds a drawing every year in which they award a car to a student who received A’s and B’s and had fewer than five excused absences in the year. go to website 2001 ford focus

Clagett, 14, won the raffle. But since he’s so young, the title will be signed over to his parents, said Principal Jackie Provenzano.

Coca-Cola also awarded about $4,800 in U.S. savings bonds and college scholarship money to 96 D-11 students in middle school and high school with a 3.5 GPA or higher and perfect attendance. Fifty middle-schoolers got $500 savings bond certificates, and 46 high schoolers earned $500 for scholarships.

One student, Marc Sandoval of Mitchell High, had perfect attendance through his high school career and carried a 3.5 GPA or higher. For that, Coca-Cola gave him a $1,000 scholarship.

Jeremy Meyer; The Gazette