Anish Kapoor: Memory



ISBN: 9780892073788 Category:

Sandhini Poddar, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Steven Holl, David van der Leer, Christopher Hornzee-Jones


Since the early 1980s, Anish Kapoor’s investigations into objecthood, materiality and gravity have explored the concept of the void, or what he describes as “objects becoming space”. His sculptures, installations and public art have been characterized by intensely tactile or reflective materials, including coloured pigments, wax, fibreglass, polished stainless steel and PVC, that resist any narrative reading. Deutsche Guggenheim’s ambitious commission opens to the public in October 2008 and travels to New York in 2009. It is conceived as an intervention in the galleries that prevents any one complete viewing or experience of the work. Fabricated of Cor-Ten steel, with industrial hinges and flanges exposed, the work tests the boundaries between sculpture and painting, as one opening brings viewers into a cavernous, expansive paint field. This accompanying catalogue offers four points of entry into the work: through philosophy, postcolonial and architectural theory, and structural analysis, and is accompanied by preparatory sketches and architectural renderings.

Additional information

Weight 744 g
Dimensions 18.8 x 30.5 cm
Publisher name Guggenheim Museum Publications
Publication date 16 March 2009
Number of pages 128
Format Hardback
Dimensions 18.8 x 30.5 cm
Weight 744 g