The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center with the support of the Lisson Gallery (London), will present the first solo exhibition of works by Anish Kapoor in Russia, opening on 21 September 2015 as part of the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.
The Moscow exhibition will include four major works by the sculptor, created in his distinctive style and closely tied with the image of void, mirrors and the personal emotional experience of the artist. Pigment, steel and wax are the elements Anish Kapoor uses to manipulate the material and create landscapes characteristic of a new notion of sublime and unique matter.
Anish Kapoor is one of the most influential artists to have changed the perception of contemporary sculpture and ways of presenting it. Born in Bombay, India, Kapoor has lived and worked in London since the 1970s. In 1990 he represented Great Britain at the Venice Biennale where he was awarded the Premio Duemila and in 1991 he won the prestigious Turner Prize. In 2009, Anish Kapoor was the first contemporary artist to have an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.
The exhibition will be accompanied by an educational programme organized with the support of British Council Russia.