During the exhibition of works by Anish Kapoor The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center together with the British Council Russia organizes a public-talk “Anish Kapoor – a subject to tolerance?” The discussion is dedicated to images and models of Anish Kapoor, his meanings and provocations, comments on the past and challenges for the future in the works of a modern artist and the chances to interpret them.
The director of State Tretyakov Gallery Zelfira Tregulova and the main curator of the Royal Academy of Arts sir Norman Rosenthal. Rosenthal was a curator and an adviser of such famous joint exhibitions of Hirst, Emin, Kiefer and Baselitz as Sensation, Apocalypse, Hermitage 20/21 Project and the biggest personal exhibition of Anish Kapoor.
About Sir Norman Rosenthal
Sir Norman Rosenthal is a famous British independent curator and art historian. For more than 30 years he occupied the post of Exhibitions Secretary at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Was awarded a knighthood in 2007. Curated and co-curated over 40 exhibitions including controversial Sensation exhibition, dedicated to Young British Artists (YBA).
Rosenthal is well known for his support of contemporary art and his firm position on personal freedom in arts. He is sure that an artist is the only one who can decide the limits of his own creativity and is not obliged to public opinion.
Sir Rosenthal has been an admirer of Anish Kapoor for a long time. It was while he was working at the Academy that Kapoor became the first artist to hold a personal exhibition there.
Anish Kapoor. My Red Homeland
The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center presents the first solo exhibition of works by Anish Kapoor in Russia, opening on 21 September 2015.
Anish Kapoor is one of the most influential artists in the world, who has changed the perception of contemporary sculpture. 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.
The exhibition in Moscow includes four major sculptures from integral though distinct bodies of work in the artist's sculptural language: voids; mirrors and the auto-generated. Rendered in pigment, steel and wax, the works epitomise Kapoor’s manipulation of matter to create a landscape and geology that is both other and sublime.
The exhibition will be open till 17 January 2015.