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ANISH KAPOOR: WORKS, THOUGHTS, EXPERIMENTS
from 06 JUL 2018 to 06 JAN 2019
There are few living artists of our time who have achieved the recognition and the renown of Anish Kapoor (b. Mumbai, 1954). His vast and profound sculptural work has been conceived for and on the scale of bodies, cities and the landscape, and the myriad contexts in which they are located, from the urban scale of metropolitan centres such as London, Naples, New York and Chicago, and the rolling hillsides of England and New Zealand. In recent years, Kapoor also has been invited to present his work in some of the world’s most beautiful formal gardens, including London’s Kensington Gardens and the Palace of Versailles. The gardens and museum of the Serralves Foundation offer a platform of a different history and spatial order in which to encounter the work of the artist.

The ensemble of art deco villa designed by architects Charles Siclis with José Marques da Silva, formal gardens designed by the renowned French landscape architect Jacques Gréber, romantic gardens, fields and farm, and a contemporary museum building, library and auditorium designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira, is considered one of the most harmonious ensembles of architecture and landscape in Europe.  

Within this privileged context, the exhibition presents a selection of outdoor works that are representative of Kapoor’s sculptural language for which materiality, scale and the relationships to architecture, the landscape, and the viewer are constitutive. The choice and relative siting of sculptures in the Park of Serralves have been carefully considered by the artist so as to create an itinerary through time, space, perception and meaning. 

The presentation of 56 models of realised and unrealised projects conceived over the past 40 years in the central exhibition space of the Serralves Museum returns us to the intimate scale of the artist’s studio as a space of thinking and experimentation. 

Anish Kapoor: Works, Thoughts, Experiments is curated by Suzanne Cotter and coordinate and organised by Marta Moreira de Almeida, Deputy Director, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art.

Related Activities
OPENING: 6 JUL (FRI), 10 PM

Cocktail with DJ set.

Drinks kindly offered by Sogrape.
GUIDED VISITS

15 JUL (SUN), 12 PM | by Andreia Coutinho, educator (Portuguese)

30 SEP (SUN), 12 PM | by Raquel Sambade, educator (Portuguese)

14 OCT (SUN), 11 AM | WALK
"Planeta Kapoor: Bilhete de Ida" by Andreia Coutinho, educator
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  • LocationSerralves Museum and Park
  • Days 06 JUL 2018 - 06 JAN 2019
Anish Kapoor é considerado um dos escultores mais influentes a trabalhar nos nossos dias. Nasceu em Mumbai em 1954 e reside e trabalha em Londres. Estudou no Hornsey College of Art (1973–77) seguindo-se estudos pós-graduados na Chelsea School of Art, Londres (1977–78). 

Entre as mais recentes exposições individuais contam-se: Parque de la Memoria, Buenos Aires (2017); Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACR), Roma (2016); Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Cidade do México (2016); Château de Versailles, França (2015);  The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscovo (2015); Sak?p Sabanc? Museum, Istanbul (2013); Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlim (2013); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2012); Leviathan, Grand Palais, Paris (2011); e Royal Academy of Arts, Londres (2009). Entras encomendas de peças para exposição permanente contam-se Cloud Gate (2004) para o Millennium Park em Chicago; Orbit (2012) para o Olympic Park, Londres; Temenos (2010) em Middlesbrough; e Ark Nova (2013), a primeira sala de concerto móvel e insuflável, Japão.

Anish Kapoor representou o Reino Unido na 44ª Bienal de Veneza (1990), com um projeto que lhe valeu o Premio Duemila, e ganhou o Prémio Turner em 1991. Foi eleito para a Royal Academy em 1999, recebeu o Premium Imperiale em 2011 e o Padma Bhushan em 2012. Em 2013 foi nomeado cavaleiro pelos seus serviços em prol das artes e foi laureado em 2017 com o Genesis Prize.


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