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Anish Kapoor: Flashback

Longside
Past
16 Jun–4 Nov 2012

Anish Kapoor is one of Britain’s most distinguished artists. He has achieved international acclaim for his sensual and beguiling sculptures created using pigment, stone, stainless steel and wax, and his work is represented in major exhibitions, collections and public spaces across the globe.

The exhibition at Longside featured earlier work form the Arts Council Collection, with more sculpture on loan from the artist and public collections. The starting point for this exhibition was the Arts Council Collection’s White Sand, Red Millet, Many Flowers – a very early pigment work which Kapoor has returned to in his thinking over many years. Infectious experimentation with a vast range of materials and forms has continued ever since, as has Kapoor’s investigation into universal themes concerning belief, passion and experience. The exhibition revealed many of the outcomes of Kapoor’s unique endeavour, including his exploration of voids, mirrored surfaces and vortices.

Flashback was a major series of touring exhibitions from the Arts Council Collection, and was the first survey of Kapoor’s work to be held in the UK outside of London.

‘The visitor is presented with highly sensual, organic and abstract forms exploring positive and negative space with a remarkably original employment of materials.’

Aesthetica Magazine