Rio de Janeiro

Anish Kapoor, Ascension, 2003, mixed media. Installation view, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy.

Rio de Janeiro

Anish Kapoor

Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil
Rua Primeiro de Março, 66 - Centro
July 24–September 7, 2006

Curated by Marcello Dantas and Lorenzo Fiaschi

Though Londoner Anish Kapoor was born in Bombay to a Hindu father and
a Jewish Iraqi mother, Brazil, strangely, seems a perfect context for his work. In his emphasis on biomorphic forms and the limits of materiality, Kapoor shares strikingly similar sculptural concerns with Brazilians Ernesto Neto, Lygia Clark, and Cildo Meireles. His career survey and first solo show in South America features twelve works—videos, paintings, mirrored pieces, and pigment and large-scale sculptures from 1975 to 2006—that concentrate on “reflection, color, spirit, stone, and light.” A catalogue accompanies, with essays by cocurators Dantas and Fiaschi.

Travels to the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Brasília, Oct. 12, 2006–Jan. 7, 2007; Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Jan. 29–Apr. 1, 2007.