The exhibition presents a selection of architectural models and earth works by Anish Kapoor (b. 1954), conceived of throughout his career. They are being shown in conjunction with the artist’s latest outdoor permanent sculpture ‘Reach’ (2017) created for MAST.
Uniting sculpture and architecture, the models demonstrate a variety of architectural forms, such as tower, arch, gate and bridge; natural proto places such as vortex, cavity, hill, crack and tunnel, as well as abstract elementary shapes. The artist reinvents the symbolic of the outdoors exploring the physics and metaphysics of sculpture and its expansion beyond the material.
Some of the projects remain unrealised, some are under construction or have been realised at a monumental scale.
The works in this show present spatial propositions that not only push the boundaries between sculpture and architecture, but blur divisions between subject, object and space.