Sky Mirror, Red (2009) by Anish Kapoor, via The Guardian
On view in London’s Kensington Gardens is a major exhibition of outdoor sculpture by London-based artist Anish Kapoor. Presented jointly by the Serpentine Gallery and the Royal Parks, the exhibition displays works not previously shown together in London. Dispersed throughout the gardens, Kapoor’s sculptures are made from highly-reflective stainless steel, which create large mirrored surfaces to distort the image the surrounding environment.
C-Curve (2007) by Anish Kapoor, via The Guardian
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Sky Mirror, Red, Anish Kapoor, via The Guardian
The sculptures capture and warp the appearance of changing weather, foliage, and people passing through the park. At first glance, they appear to simply reflect the natural state of the surrounding elements. Upon closer observation, their agency as sites of visual transformation emerges. Viewers are invited to consider their relationship to Kapoor’s work as well as their place within the surrounding environment.
C-Curve, Anish Kapoor, Image via The Guardian
Non Object (Spire) (2008) by Anish Kapoor,via The Guardian
“Turning the World Upside Down” is the first major installation of sculpture in the park since Henry Moore’s acclaimed exhibition in 1978. Kapoor’s four large-scale works compliment the landscape in which they are placed and allow viewers to contemplate the complexities of human perception.
Exhibition Page [Serpentine Gallery]
Anish Kapoor: Turning the World Upside Down in Kensington Gardens [Artdaily]
Turning the World Upside Down by Anish Kapoor [The Guardian]
Video: Anish Kapoor: Turning the World Upside Down [The Telegraph]
Anish Kapoor: Turning the World Upside Down [Kapoor in Kensington]
New Anish Kapoor Sculptures for Kensington Gardens [BBC]
Anish Kapoor: Icon and Illusion [Artnet]
Slideshow: Anish Kapoor: Turning the World Upside Down [FT]