Contribution by Homi Bhabha, Introduction by Jean de Loisy
September 13, 2011
Art - Individual Artists - Monographs
9-1/2 x 11
About This Book
This new retrospective monograph, produced in direct collaboration with internationally renowned contemporary artist Anish Kapoor, is the most comprehensive to date. Anish Kapoor, one of the most highly acclaimed sculptors working today, is winner of the 1991 Turner Prize and creator of Monumenta 2011. Kapoor enjoys immense popularity and has represented Britain at both the Paris Biennale and the Venice Biennale. His first solo exhibition in Paris in 1980 was been followed by numerous solo exhibitions in major venues around the world, including Sky Mirror installed at Rockefeller Center in New York in 2006. He is the fourth artist to be invited to the Grand Palais in Paris to create a unique and original work for the immense interior space. At once metaphysical, profoundly poetic, and visually explosive, Kapoor's work demands a visceral as well as meditative response. Full color reproductions spanning more than three decades of artistic output are accompanied by an incisive interview with the artist, while Kapoor's work is situated and explored in a critical essay by a leading Harvard scholar.
About the Author
Jean de Loisy is former curator of contemporary art at the Cartier Foundation, and he managed the contemporary gallery at the Centre Pompidou. He has organized several large exhibitions on subjects ranging from representations of Beauty (Avignon, 2000) to the sacred (Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2008). Homi Bhabha is Director of the Humanities Center and the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of English and American Literature and Language at Harvard University. Bhabha advises key arts institutions including the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and the Rockefeller Foundation. He is an expert on contemporary post-colonial studies, and he published the celebrated work Location of Culture in 1994.
"...belongs on every art lover's bookshelf..." ~Papercity Magazine Houston
"Kapoor’s oeuvre lovingly captured in this coffee-table monograph magnifies his intentions, blurring borders between architecture and sculpture. As the razor-sharp commentary by Harvard scholar Bhabha illustrates, Kapoor’s leviathan-sized objects essentially work as architecturally arcane generators of mythic and poetic experiences for onlookers." ~ArchNewsNow.com