Anish Kapoor's largest UK exhibition of outdoor sculptures

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Seminal works by the celebrated British sculptor Anish Kapoor goes on show across the grounds and historic interiors of Houghton Hall in Norfolk for the exhibition Anish Kapoor at Houghton Hall (12 July – 1 November 2020).


The exhibition was originally due to open in March 2020 but had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A number of measures, including pre-booked tickets, will be put in place following government guidelines to allow visitors to experience the works at Houghton Hall.

Untitled, 1997, Kilkenny limestone. Courtesy the artist. Sky Mirror, 2018, stainless steel. Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery 


The exhibition features 24 sculptures as well as a selection of drawings and smaller works representative of Kapoor’s ground-breaking body of work created over the past 40 years. Presented together, this series of works challenges the classical architecture of the house and the idyllic beauty of the grounds, whilst being in continuous dialogue and engagement with Houghton’s history.


Untitled, 1997, Kilkenny limestone. Courtesy the artist. Sky Mirror, 2018, stainless steel. Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery

 

Anish Kapoor is one of the most influential sculptors working today, known for creating ambitious public sculptures adventurous in both form and engineering across vastly different scales and materials.


Sky Mirror, 2018, stainless steel. Eight Eight, 2004, onyx. Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery. 


Curated by Mario Codognato, the exhibition at Houghton features some of Kapoor’s major works in mirror and stone, including Sky Mirror (2018) - a 5-metre diameter mirror of stainless steel that reflects and transforms the space around it, turning the world upside down - and a series of carved marble sculptures created in 2001 – 2003 which will be displayed across the grounds. A number of works are also shown inside the house, including a series of dramatic sandstone sculptures presented in the gallery spaces.


Eight Eight, 2004, onyx. Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery


Sophia, 2003, marble. Courtesy the artist


Untitled, 2018, granite. Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery



Cobalt Blue to Apple and Magenta mix 2, 2018. Spanish and Pagan Gold to Magenta, 2018. Garnet to Apple Red mix 2 to Pagan Gold to Spanish Gold, 2018. Spanish Gold and Pagan Gold mix, 2019. Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery


Spanish and Pagan Gold to Magenta, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery


Cobalt Blue to Apple and Magenta mix 2, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery

 

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Cover photo: Sky Mirror, 2018, stainless steel. Eight Eight, 2004, onyx. Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery

 

All the photos © Anish Kapoor. All rights reserved DACS, 2020
Photos: Pete Huggins

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