Anish Kapoor is perceived as one of the most important contemporary artists and will be coming to Istanbul as part of his first exhibit in Sabancı Museum.
The first major exhibition of works by Anish Kapoor in Turkey will be presented at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM) in Istanbul, opening on Sept. 10, 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 gallery, also 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 30 years he has exhibited extensively with solo shows at venues including the Kunsthalle Basel, the Tate, the Hayward Gallery, the Reina Sofia in Madrid, the CAPC in Bordeaux, the Haus der Kunst in Munich, the MAK in Vienna, and the 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 in Delhi and the Mehboob Studios in Mumbai, as well as an exhibition of large–scale stainless steel works in Kensington Gardens, London. During 2011–2012 he had a solo touring exhibition with the U.K.’s Arts Council, part of its “Flashback” series. Other international solo shows at the time included one at the Pinchuck Art Centre, the De Pont Museum, Tilburg; and the Samsung Museum of Art. His work is currently the subject of a major exhibition at the Martin–Gropius–Bau in Berlin.