The first major exhibition of works by Anish Kapoor in Turkey will be presented at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM) in Istanbul opening on 10 September 2013. The exhibition, which is curated by Sir Norman Rosenthal, is the first to focus on the artist’s stone sculptures in marble, alabaster and materials, many of which have not been seen in public before.
The exhibition is sponsored by Akbank, on the occasion of their 65th anniversary, and works by Anish Kapoor will also be presented at the Akbank Sanat in Istanbul.
Anish Kapoor is one of the most influential sculptors of his generation. Born in 1954 in Bombay, he has lived in London since the early 1970s. Over the past thirty years he has exhibited extensively with solo shows at venues including: Kunsthalle Basel; Tate; Hayward Gallery; Reina Sofia, Madrid; CAPC in Bordeaux; Haus der Kunst, Munich; MAK, Vienna and Deutsche Guggenheim. In 2009 he was the first living artist to have a solo exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. 2010 saw the opening of his first solo exhibition in India at NGMA, Delhi and Mehboob Studios, Mumbai, and an exhibition of large–scale stainless steel works in Kensington Gardens, London. Since 2011–2012 he has had a solo touring exhibition with the Arts Council, part of their Flashback series. Other international solo shows have included Pinchuck Art Centre, Kiev; De Pont Museum, Tilburg; MCA, Sydney and Leeum, Samsung Museum or Art, Seoul. His work is currently the subject of a major exhibition at the Martin–Gropius–Bau in Berlin.
Photo: © P C Robinson Artlyst 2011