Martin-Gropius-Bau opens Kapoor in Berlin

Martin-Gropius-Bau opens Kapoor in Berlin an exhibition on view 18 May to 24 November 2013, comprising about 70 works, the exhibition will provide a survey of the abstract poetic work from 1988 to the present.

Anish Kapoor: Symphony for a Beloved Sun Installation view: Martin-Gropius-Bau, 2013 Photo: Jens Ziehe. Courtesy the artist. © Anish Kapoor / VG Bildkunst, Bonn, 2013

Anish Kapoor: Symphony for a Beloved Sun Installation view: Martin-Gropius-Bau, 2013
Photo: Jens Ziehe. Courtesy the artist. © Anish Kapoor / VG Bildkunst, Bonn, 2013

Anish Kapoor is one of the most important of the world’s contemporary artists. Kapoor has developed a multi-faceted oeuvre using materials, such as stone, steel, wax, pigment, PVC and high-tech material. In his objects, sculptures and installations the boundaries between painting and sculpture become blurred. For his first major exhibition in Berlin he will use the whole of the ground floor of the Martin-Gropius-Bau, including the magnificent atrium. Many of the works will have been specially designed for this venue.

Born in Mumbai in 1954, Kapoor is among the most prominent representatives of British sculpture. He came to London in 1973 to study sculpture at the Hornsey College of Art and has lived and worked there ever since. At that time Hornsey was the most radical of London’s art colleges and the one most open to the Marcuse-inspired revolutions that swept the student movements. In 1990 he represented the UK at the Venice Biennale where he was awarded the coveted prize “Premio 2000” by the International Jury. In 1991 he received the prestigious Turner Prize. Since the early 1980s his works – many of which have won further awards – have been exhibited worldwide.

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